Nebraska - Traffic Stop Data_1

Peninsula Press filed this request with the Nebraska Crime Commission of Nebraska.
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From: Vignesh Ramachandran

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country. (I previously contacted your agency regarding record layout information about what datapoints your state collects and you provided an Excel document with record labels.)

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting the raw data of traffic stops made in your state and laid out in your record description for the last ten (10) years. The fields of data include:

Racial_Profile_ref#
Agency_Cd
Racial_Profile_Year
Racial_Profile_Quarter
Reason_White_Traffic_Veh_Viol
Reason_White_Criminal_Viol
Reason_White_Other_Viol
Reason_White_Total_Stops
Disp_White_Arrest
Disp_White_Ticket
Disp_White_Verbal_Warning
Disp_White_Written_Warning
Disp_White_Defect_Card
Disp_White_No_Action
Search_Conducted_White
Search_Not_Conducted_White
White_Unknown_Count
Reason_Black_Traffic_Veh_Viol
Reason_Black_Criminal_Viol
Reason_Black_Other_Viol
Reason_Black_Total_Stops
Disp_Black_Arrest
Disp_Black_Ticket
Disp_Black_Verbal_Warning
Disp_Black_Written_Warning
Disp_Black_Defect_Card
Disp_Black_No_Action
Search_Conducted_Black
Search_Not_Conducted_Black
Black_Unknown_Count
Reason_Hispanic_Traffic_Veh_Viol
Reason_Hispanic_Criminal_Viol
Reason_Hispanic_Other_Viol
Reason_Hispanic_Total_Stops
Disp_Hispanic_Arrest
Disp_Hispanic_Ticket
Disp_Hispanic_Verbal_Warning
Disp_Hispanic_Written_Warning
Disp_Hispanic_Defect_Card
Disp_Hispanic_No_Action
Search_Conducted_Hispanic
Search_Not_Conducted_Hispanic
Hispanic_Unknown_Count
Reason_NatAmerican_Traffic_Veh_Viol
Reason_NatAmerican_Criminal_Viol
Reason_NatAmerican_Other_Viol
Reason_NatAmerican_Total_Stops
Disp_NatAmerican_Arrest
Disp_NatAmerican_Ticket
Disp_NatAmerican_Verbal_Warning
Disp_NatAmerican_Written_Warning
Disp_NatAmerican_Defect_Card
Disp_NatAmerican_No_Action
Search_Conducted_NatAmerican
Search_Not_Conducted_NatAmerican
NatAmerican_Unknown_Count
Reason_Asian_Traffic_Veh_Viol
Reason_Asian_Criminal_Viol
Reason_Asian_Other_Viol
Reason_Asian_Total_Stops
Disp_Asian_Arrest
Disp_Asian_Ticket
Disp_Asian_Verbal_Warning
Disp_Asian_Written_Warning
Disp_Asian_Defect_Card
Disp_Asian_No_Action
Search_Conducted_Asian
Search_Not_Conducted_Asian
Asian_Unknown_Count
Reason_Other_Traffic_Veh_Viol
Reason_Other_Criminal_Viol
Reason_Other_Other_Viol
Reason_Other_Total_Stops
Disp_Other_Arrest
Disp_Other_Ticket
Disp_Other_Verbal_Warning
Disp_Other_Written_Warning
Disp_Other_Defect_Card
Disp_Other_No_Action
Search_Conducted_Other
Search_Not_Conducted_Other
Other_Unknown_Count
Last_Modified_By
Last_Modiifed_Date

These were all fields provided by the state.

Additionally, if collected and not already included above, we’d like to request the officer ID, officer race, incident location, incident time, what violation occurred and what type of enforcement took place.

The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically. We can accept the data in many common formats, including as CSV, spreadsheet or other database formats. Data can be emailed to vram@stanford.edu or uploaded to this Dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/request/xtudweXd9iAbqEh2pyH9

In the event data has to be sent physically on a CD or portable drive, please mail to Peninsula Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Vignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305

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