Police data collection project (Lynchburg Police Department)

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


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

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: Lynchburg Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

We just received this request today and will provide a written response within five business days. To clarify, you are requesting data in #1-4 below for years 2016 to 2019, correct?

Additionally, we are unable to confirm the exact charges for this request until it is completed because the charges are dependent on the amount of time it takes to compile the information. Please let us know if you would still like to proceed.

Thank you,
Carrie

Carrie Dungan

Community Relations Coordinator

Lynchburg Police Department

(434) 942-2687

carrie.dungan@lynchburgva.gov<mailto:carrie.dungan@lymchburgva.gov>

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Yes, I'm requesting data for #1-4 for years 2016 to 2019.

-Sam

From: Lynchburg Police Department

Understood. Are you still ok with us proceeding without knowing the amount it will cost?

Carrie Dungan

Community Relations Coordinator

Lynchburg Police Department

(434) 942-2687

carrie.dungan@lynchburgva.gov<mailto:carrie.dungan@lymchburgva.gov>

Follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/LynchburgPolice>, Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/lynchburgpolice/>, & Twitter<https://twitter.com/LynchburgPolice>!
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From: Lynchburg Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

This email will serve as written notice that pursuant to Section 2.2-3704 (B)(4) of the Code of Virginia (Freedom of Information Act), an additional seven working days (beyond the expiration of the initial five working day response time delineated in the Code) will be required to locate the documents involved and determine their status for release.

Thank you,
Carrie

Carrie Dungan

Community Relations Coordinator

Lynchburg Police Department

(434) 942-2687

carrie.dungan@lynchburgva.gov<mailto:carrie.dungan@lymchburgva.gov>

Follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/LynchburgPolice>, Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/lynchburgpolice/>, & Twitter<https://twitter.com/LynchburgPolice>!
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From: Lynchburg Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,

Attached please find the information you requested as well as an invoice for compiling this information.

Please let us know if you have any questions and have a great weekend.

Thank you,
Carrie

Carrie Dungan

Community Relations Coordinator

Lynchburg Police Department

(434) 942-2687

carrie.dungan@lynchburgva.gov<mailto:carrie.dungan@lymchburgva.gov>

Follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/LynchburgPolice>, Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/lynchburgpolice/>, & Twitter<https://twitter.com/LynchburgPolice>!
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $60.12 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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