Sheriff Data Collection Request (2016-2020)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office of Lafourche County, LA.
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year, from 2016-2020 (for example, 302 use of force incidents in 2016, 287 use of force incidents in 2017, etc.)

2. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force and year used from 2016-2020 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2016, baton incidents in 2016, etc.). Please include as part of this a breakdown of how many use of force incidents in each year were related to law enforcement operations and how many were related to correctional/custodial operations.

When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data for each item in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

As outlined within Louisiana law, you will receive a response within five (5) Business Days.

Mike Jimenez, Jr.
Chief Legal Officer
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
200 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, LA 70301

From: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

In response to your Public Records Request, please know that in accordance with Louisiana law [specifically, La. R.S. 44:32(C)(1)(a)] the charge (inclusive of postage) for the requested documentation burned upon a Compact Disc is $21.50. Once payment is received, I will mail these Compact Disc to whatever Mailing Address you designate.

At your earliest convenience, please remit full payment to my attention at the address below (the check or money order should be made payable to the “Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office”; please include a copy of this email for quicker/accurate reference). With kind regards, I remain,

Mike Jimenez, Jr.
Chief Legal Officer
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
200 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, LA 70301

From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $21.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

Check sent by Muckrock Staff

Pay to the order of:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office
PRL Office
200 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, LA 70301

#11082
Amount of: $21.50
  • Created — 07/18/2023
  • In Transit — 07/21/2023
  • In Local Area — 07/22/2023
  • Processed For Delivery — 07/23/2023
  • Deposited — 07/25/2023

From: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

The records were mailed-out on 07/24/2023 to:
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 149008
263 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

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