|Multi Request||Use of force detail data 2008-2016|
|Submitted||June 30, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, 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).
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Massachusetts Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
To whom it may concern,
The Lynn Police Department has documented data on the Use of Force from 2015 to 2019. Please see my initial response to this request in which the data from 2016 through 2019 was emailed to you on 7/7/20. In response to this particular request I have also added the data that we have for 2015.
We currently do not have data dating back to 2008
Captain James Flynn
Lynn Police Department
300 Washington St Lynn Ma