Use of force detail data 2008-2016 (Montgomery Police Department)

Aileen Johnson filed this request with the Montgomery Police Department of Montgomery, AL.
Multi Request Use of force detail data 2008-2016


From: Jessica Marley Davis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alabama Public Records , 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 (

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Alabama, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Jessica Marley Davis

From: Montgomery Police Department

Good afternoon,

The City of Montgomery is in receipt of your Public Record Request, requesting use of force incidents from 2008-2016. The City is only required to provide public records to the citizens of the state of Alabama. See McBurney v. Young, 133 S.Ct. 1709 (U.S. 2013). Therefore, the City respectfully denies your Public Record Request.


Nancy Ransburgh
Records Retention Manager
City Hall/City Clerk's Office
103 North Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104


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