Police Data Collection Request (2022)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Madison Police Department of Madison, WI.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents in 2022.

2. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force, in 2022 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2022, baton incidents in 2022, etc.)

3. the total number of civilian complaints against law enforcement that were reported and the total number sustained for 2022.

4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained for 2022.

5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained for 2022.

6. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained for 2022.

7. the total number of officer-involved shootings in 2022, both fatal and non-fatal.

8. the total number of people who police used force against, broken down by race/ethnicity, in 2022.

When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints, 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 10 business days.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Madison Police Department

Your email request has been received and placed in our processing queue. Due to the volume of requests, the estimated processing time is as follows:

. Standard records request (reports/video/photos)- approximately 6-8 weeks

* Contacts, calls for service or background checks- 2 weeks.

You will be contacted when your request has been completed.

If you are requesting a crash report, these are maintained at the Department of Transportation. They can be contacted directly at https://app.wi.gov/crashreports or by calling (608) 266-8753 (and selecting option 3). For processing this request, you will need the DOT document number located in the upper right corner of the Driver Exchange of Information Form. This document number will begin with 9B or 01L. Crash reports are available from DOT approximately 2 weeks after the date of the crash.

If you need any further information, please visit our website at www.cityofmadison.com/police/services<http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/services> or call (608) 266-4075 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you for contacting Madison Police Records.

From: Madison Police Department


The records/data that you seek is publically available therefore a public records request is not necessary or appropriate.

This email is reply to your request. Reach out and make an additional/new request if you are not able to locate all of the records you seek on our website.

Use of Force data by incident, type, race etc: https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/data/archived-quarterly-data.cfm

Department of Justice OICI: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/dci/officer-involved-critical-incident

PSIA Summaries: https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/PSIA/

Julie A. Laundrie
Madison Police Department
Public Records Custodian
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