Police data collection project (Lawrence Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Lawrence Police Department of Lawrence, KS.
Multi Request Police data collection project
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Kansas Open 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 2016-2019 (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 2016-2019, 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 2016-2019, separated by year

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Lawrence Police Department

To Whom It May Concern,

The attached request was received by the Lawrence Police Department Records Office on May 17, 2021. The request references a previous request to the LPD Records Office dated July 5, 2020. No request dated July 5, 2020 was ever received by the LPD Records Office.

Please note, the Lawrence Police Department mailing address has changed. Please address any future inquiries to the Lawrence Police Department, 5100 Overland Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049. Attn: KORA. Or, you may email record related requests to recordrequest@lkpd.org.

For this reason, the attached request is being responded to as a new request.

Please see the attached documents responsive to this new request. In addition, information regarding Use of Force and complaints from previous years are also available online at this link: https://lawrenceks.org/police/performance-reports/

Sincerely,

Kim L. Murphree, M.A.
Police Records Manager
Terminal Agency Coordinator
recordrequest@lkpd.org
murphree@lkpd.org

From: Lawrence Police Department

To Whom It May Concern,

The Lawrence Police Department (LPD) received, via U.S. Mail, today, May 21, 2021, a duplicate request that was answered on Monday, May 17, 2021 via email (see below). Please note, that the duplicate request is an added attachment to this email as "duplicate." The answer to the duplicate remains the same as provided to the previous request.

If you have any questions, please feel free to correspond.

Sincerely,
Kim L. Murphree

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