Use of force detail data 2008-2016 (Little Rock Police Department)

Aileen Johnson filed this request with the Little Rock Police Department of Little Rock, AR.
Tracking #

0829

Multi Request Use of force detail data 2008-2016
Status
Completed

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From: Dustin Jayroe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Use of force data with detail summaries for all use of force incidents from 2008-2016. Please provide the following details for each incident:

Date (year, month, day) of the incident, subject race, officer race, type of force used, whether there was subject injury, and whether there was officer injury.

I prefer csv spreadsheet format (or pdf) where each row represents an incident. Here is an example of the data I'm looking for (https://www.dallasopendata.com/Public-Safety/Police-2015-Response-to-Resistance/594v-2cnd).

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Arkansas, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Dustin Jayroe

From: Little Rock Police Department

Good afternoon Mr. Jayroe,

Your FOI request #0829 has been received. I have been advised that there is a very large amount of information that has to be collected. Therefore, this request will not be completed within the three (3) day timeframe. I anticipate having this request completed by Friday, July 10, 2020, at 4:00pm. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Have a good evening.

Sergeant LeQuanna Brown
Little Rock Police Department
Public Affairs/FOI
700 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501)371-4678 Office

Our LRPD Family's Value Statement: Committed to Our Community-Objectivity-Nurture our Personnel-Networking-Ethical Treatment of All People-Committed to Excellence-Trustworthy

Our LRPD Family's Vision is: "The Vision of our Little Rock Police Department family is to serve as a model for policing, by embracing and perfecting the principles of the 21st Century Policing Pillars. Through collaboration with our diverse community partners, we will strive to make the City of Little Rock one of the safest cities in both the state and nation."

"Our LRPD Family also believes that 21st Century Policing is our guide to accountability, greatness, and building a better blue."

From: Little Rock Police Department

Good morning Mr. Jayroe,

Your FOI request #0829 is being processed. Due to the large amount of information you requested, I have been advised by the record keeper that they will need additional time to pull the remaining data. I have been provided with the data from 2008-2012 and it is attached to this email. I anticipate providing 2013-2016 to you before or by Friday, July 17, 2020 at 4pm. "It should be noted that the reports from 2008-2011 will not have much data in them and rarely will the types of force/resistance or injuries be annotated. Also, there may be more officers and citizens listed in an incident that were not actually involved in the use of force. This is because prior to 2012, the use of force reports were entered by civilian employees. These employees would add everyone listed on the report as being involved, even if they were witnesses. As of 2012, patrol supervisors have been making use of force entries, which is why there is more data in 2012-2016. Thank you for your patience and have a good weekend.

Sergeant LeQuanna Brown
Little Rock Police Department
Public Affairs/FOI
700 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
501)371-4678 Office

Our LRPD Family's Value Statement: Committed to Our Community-Objectivity-Nurture our Personnel-Networking-Ethical Treatment of All People-Committed to Excellence-Trustworthy

Our LRPD Family's Vision is: "The Vision of our Little Rock Police Department family is to serve as a model for policing, by embracing and perfecting the principles of the 21st Century Policing Pillars. Through collaboration with our diverse community partners, we will strive to make the City of Little Rock one of the safest cities in both the state and nation."

"Our LRPD Family also believes that 21st Century Policing is our guide to accountability, greatness, and building a better blue."

To read these reports, each incident is separated by the alternating blue/white fields. Also the number of people "involved" in that incident are identified by their race. See below example.

[Officers involved][cid:image004.png@01D656A5.A9F1D880]
[Citizen Involved][cid:image007.png@01D656A5.A9F1D880]

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From: Little Rock Police Department

Good evening Mr. Jayroe,

Your FOI request #0829 has been completed. The information you requested is attached to this email. It should be noted that the reports from 2008-2011 will not have much data in them and rarely will the types of force/resistance or injuries be annotated. Also, there may be more officers and citizens listed in an incident that were not actually involved in the use of force. This is because prior to 2012, the use of force reports were entered into the system by civilian employees. These employees would add everyone listed on the report as being involved, even if they were witnesses. Since 2012, patrol supervisors have been making use of force entries into the system which is why the data starts appearing. Thank you for your patience. Have a good evening.

To read these reports, each incident is separated by the alternating blue/white fields. Also the number of people "involved" in that incident are identified by their race. See below example.

[Officers involved][cid:image004.png@01D659FB.8D6A0FD0]
[Citizen Involved][cid:image007.png@01D659FB.8D6A0FD0]

Warning An exclamation point.

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