|Submitted||July 15, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.
Dear Mr. Nash,
As requested on June 29th and July 6th, please provide proof of residency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once your proof of residency is received, the time allowed to process your FOIA requests will begin and we will provide you with an estimate of cost.
The information you seek will require employees to research for specific information that shall be released under FOIA. If the document(s) do not exist in the manner you have requested, they will not be created. The costs for producing these documents will include the hourly rate of staff researching and/or redacting these documents. Any FOIA request that exceeds $200 will require a deposit up front, pursuant to Virginia Code Section §2.2-3704(H).
If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
803 Sycolin Road SE
P.O. Box 7200
Leesburg, VA 20177-7200
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