|Multi Request||Police data collection project|
|Submitted||July 5, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the South Carolina Public Records Law, 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
Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.
This email is to advise you that we have received this request. We will gladly provide all other requested documentation we still retain on file that falls within the FOIA state law, and adheres to our town and department policies.
You will be contacted, most likely by email within the next 20 days (If your request dates back more than 2 years this process may take up to 30 days) that your request has been completed and is ready for pick up with the amount owed at the time of pick up.
If the estimated cost of your request exceeds $40.00, you will be contacted with that total estimate as well as a deposit amount. At that time a deposit will be due before your request is processed.
If at any time you would like to check the status of your FOIA request, please call (843) 884-4176. Ask the call taker to check the status of your request and provide them this number F20-144.
If you are requesting any preservation of evidence such as video you will need to contact our Evidence Department in writing to do so. If you are requesting any 911/Radio preservation you will need to contact the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Have a great day!
Christy McClellan Clanton
Mount Pleasant Police
100 Ann Edwards Ln
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Telephone: (843) 884-4176 ext. 3526
Fax: (843) 849-0722
I was asked to verify this request is intended for Mount Pleasant, SC. If you could please advise by replying to this email.
[Sergeant Nicholas Lebby]