Police use of force data (Minneapolis Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Minneapolis Police Department of Minneapolis, MN.
Multi Request Police use of force data


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. The total number of uses of force reported in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints submitted in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (separated by year).
2. The total number of use of force complaints sustained in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (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 10 business days.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Here are the links for Civil Rights - Office of Police Conduct Review and the Minneapolis Police Department dashboards to utilize for this request.

Office of Police Conduct Review:


Minneapolis Police Department:


Thank you,

Caresa Meuwissen - PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415