Police Data Collection (King County Sheriff, 2016-2020)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.
Tracking #

D000232-042821

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2020 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: King County Sheriff's Office

Dear Samuel:

Thank you for your Subpoena Duces Tecum for records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). Your Subpoena Duces Tecum was received in this office on April 28, 2021 and is being processed under our reference number D000232-042821 for tracking purposes.
Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2020 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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We will notify you if and when an objection is filed with the Court.  Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made. Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges.
* Please note, response to Subpoenas Duces Tecum may be slowed due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions and mitigation measures. Thank you for your patience.
You can monitor the progress of the KCSO response to your Subpoena Duces Tecum at the link below and you'll receive an email when our response to your Subpoena Duces Tecum has been completed. Again, thank you for using the King County Sheriff’s Office online request system.

King County Sheriff’s Office | Legal Unit

(206) 263-2520 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

If you wish to track or respond to this Subpoena, please login to the Online Request System.

From: King County Sheriff's Office

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on April 29, 2021 and given the reference number P061225-042921 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:


* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2020 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.
* Please note, response to public disclosure requests may be slowed due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions and mitigation measures. Thank you for your patience.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the King County Sheriff’s Office online request system.

King County Sheriff’s Office | Public Disclosure Unit

(206) 263-2103 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

If you wish to track or respond to this request, please login to the Online Request System.

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P061225-042921 Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) on April 29, 2021. You requested: (%5bREQUEST_VIEW_HREF%5d) Online Request System “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2020 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/ The KCSO is experiencing a high volume of open requests, 541 of which came in prior to your request. In order to ensure an adequate search for responsive records, your request requires research and coordination with subject matter experts and IT professionals. While we have no requirement to create records that do not already exist, we will also research whether we have the IT expertise to pull information you're seeking. Please be aware that your request may be subject to Custom Service Fees. We hope to have an installment of records to you by August 27, 2021. If we are unable to meet this self-imposed deadline, we will let you know. If we are able to provide a response sooner, we will certainly do so. In the meantime, as a first installment, you may view our Use of Force Analysis and Use of Force report online. * Please note, response to public disclosure requests may be slowed due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions and mitigation measures. Thank you for your patience. Your request is subject to fees as allowed under King County Ordinance 18949 and the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.120. Please visit our and select "What is the cost to obtain records" for more information. Once we have determined the scope of your request and responsive records, we may provide an estimate for fees requiring 10% down prior to processing your request. website PLEASE NOTE: Per RCW 42.56.120(4), the KCSO reserves the right to close a records request after 30 days if a requester does not inspect, view, download, and/or pick up the records we provide. There is no obligation for us to continue producing records that are not being collected by a requester. RCW 42.56.120(4) states that if an installment of a records request is not claimed or reviewed, the agency is not obligated to fulfill the balance of the request. WAC 44-14-04006(1) states that a records request has been fulfilled and can be closed if an entirely unclear request has not been clarified,a request or installment has not been claimed or reviewed, or the requester cancels the request.
Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to clarify or cancel this request. Sincerely, Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration - Legal Unit 206.263.2630 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P061225-042921 Thank you, again, for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on April 29, 2021. You requested: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2020 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2020, separated by year
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/ The KCSO Public Disclosure Unit has completed our review of records responsive to your request as follows:

* Item 1:  UoF Totals (see attached P061225-Sinyangwe Item1-UoF-Totals.xlsx)
* Items 2-5:  Complaints (see attached P061225-Sinyangwe Items2-5-Complaints.xlsx) Item 6:  We have determined that the KCSO is not providing data to the FBI National Use-of-Force Data Collection program, therefore, we have no records responsive to this portion of your request Please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records: Public Records Request - P061225-042921 Once you log in and go to your request, you will find the uploaded records in the "Files" section. Your request is now closed as completed. If you have questions or require additional information, please don't hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Kimberly Petty | Public Disclosure Program Manager | Sheriff's Administration - Legal Unit 206.263.2630 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

If you wish to track or respond to this request, please login to the Online Request System.

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