Use of force (response to resistance) guidance, policies, and data (New Mexico State Police)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the New Mexico State Police of New Mexico .
Multi Request Use of force (response to resistance) guidance, policies, and data
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records related to this agency's policies on and reporting of uses of force and responses to resistance:

• Policies.
Any and all policies guiding appropriate and inappropriate uses of force by any member or representative of this agency. These may also include “Response to Resistance” policies and similar guidance.

Please also provide all policies regarding the use of lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons (for example: TASERs pepper ball guns, rubber bullets, gases, sprays, water, etc.), including all policies regarding borrowing, accessing, or assuming responsibility for such weapons, tools, and ammunition.

Please also provide all policies or guidance related to reporting or tracking discharges from or uses of such weapons, as well as any other applicable policies or directives related to the acquisition, use, and reporting of weapons or tools.

Please also provide all policies and guidance used to evaluate any use of force or adjudicate administrative and internal investigations into any use of force or weapon discharge.

• Instructions for reporting. Any and all instructions and guidance related to the reporting of uses of force by any member or representative of this agency.

• Forms, coding descriptions, and other guidance.
All forms, codes, guides, and guidance used in the reporting and review of uses of force or weapons, including:
Any list of codes or definitions for terms or tags used in the reporting, collection, or review of uses of force.
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track uses of force by this agency.
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track the borrowing or use of lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track any discharge of force from firearms, tools, or weapons employed by this agency
A copy of any guidance, requirements, laws, and policies issued by the state, including those issued as part of grant or other funding requirements, regarding this agency’s responsibilities for reportings uses of force or weapons
A copy of any guidance, requirements, laws, and policies issued by the federal government, including those issued as part of grant or other funding requirements, regarding this agency’s responsibilities for reportings uses of force or weapons

• Use of Force Data
For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and the period from January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, data on the each use of force by representatives of this agency, including but not limited to:
Date, time: The date (month, day, year) and time of the incident
Location: Street address, block, and other relevant location information
Subject(s) information: race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, resultant or related injuries sustained or alleged, weapon type (if applicable) in the possession of each involved individual, arrests or charges associated with the incident
Officer information (for each involved officer): employee number or other unique identifier used for the officer, race, resultant or related physical injuries, patrol division, unit
Incident details: incident or other unique identification number for the use of force incident
Type of force details: a description of each type of force used
Body camera or other footage: Inventory of any video record was created of the incident and/or a copy of the captured footage from all present cameras
Disposition of investigation into the incident: The current or final status of each use of force incident, including whether challenges to the use of force were sustained or dismissed or if the incident had no or is currently under investigation
Please provide the information as a csv spreadsheet, if possible, and if not possible, please provide incident reports sufficient to show the requested data.

• Discharge Report Data
For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and the period from January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, data on each discharge of a firearm and other weapons by representatives of this agency, including but not limited to:
Date, time: The date (month, day, year) and time of the incident
Location: Street address, block, and other relevant location information
Incident description and details
Tool or weapon used, including any unique identifier or identification number
Number of discharges
Subject(s) information: race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, resultant or related injuries sustained or alleged, weapon type (if applicable) in the possession of each involved individual, arrests or charges associated with the incident
Officer information (for each involved officer): employee number or other unique identifier used for the officer, race, resultant or related physical injuries, patrol division, unit
Type of force details: a description of each type of force used
Disposition or status of any investigation or follow-up review of the incident
Please provide the information as a csv spreadsheet, if possible, and if not possible, please provide incident reports sufficient to show the requested data.

If any portion of materials responsive to this request should be deemed unavailable or non-disclosable, please specifically identify the portions of the records or the specific information that is unavailable and the reason for the unavailability.

If any portion of this request is unclear or if this request could be modified to reduce the burden of producing responsive documents or provide them more efficiently or expeditiously, please reply with a request for clarification or a proposed modification.

This request is being made by a reporter as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted as part of a project to better understand uses of police force nationwide, which has been of public interest for many years and which is of particular interest to large new swaths of the public following the widely-seen death of George Floyd and the First Amendment-protected demonstrations and public discussion that have followed.

In the event that there are fees appropriately assessed in association with this request, 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Muckrock Staff

Please see public records request copied below:
Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records related to this agency's policies on and reporting of uses of force and responses to resistance:

• Policies.
Any and all policies guiding appropriate and inappropriate uses of force by any member or representative of this agency. These may also include “Response to Resistance” policies and similar guidance.

Please also provide all policies regarding the use of lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons (for example: TASERs pepper ball guns, rubber bullets, gases, sprays, water, etc.), including all policies regarding borrowing, accessing, or assuming responsibility for such weapons, tools, and ammunition.

Please also provide all policies or guidance related to reporting or tracking discharges from or uses of such weapons, as well as any other applicable policies or directives related to the acquisition, use, and reporting of weapons or tools.

Please also provide all policies and guidance used to evaluate any use of force or adjudicate administrative and internal investigations into any use of force or weapon discharge.

• Instructions for reporting. Any and all instructions and guidance related to the reporting of uses of force by any member or representative of this agency.

• Forms, coding descriptions, and other guidance.
All forms, codes, guides, and guidance used in the reporting and review of uses of force or weapons, including:
Any list of codes or definitions for terms or tags used in the reporting, collection, or review of uses of force.
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track uses of force by this agency.
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track the borrowing or use of lethal, less-lethal, and non-lethal weapons
A blank version of each form, log, and other documentation used to report or track any discharge of force from firearms, tools, or weapons employed by this agency
A copy of any guidance, requirements, laws, and policies issued by the state, including those issued as part of grant or other funding requirements, regarding this agency’s responsibilities for reportings uses of force or weapons
A copy of any guidance, requirements, laws, and policies issued by the federal government, including those issued as part of grant or other funding requirements, regarding this agency’s responsibilities for reportings uses of force or weapons

• Use of Force Data
For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and the period from January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, data on the each use of force by representatives of this agency, including but not limited to:
Date, time: The date (month, day, year) and time of the incident
Location: Street address, block, and other relevant location information
Subject(s) information: race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, resultant or related injuries sustained or alleged, weapon type (if applicable) in the possession of each involved individual, arrests or charges associated with the incident
Officer information (for each involved officer): employee number or other unique identifier used for the officer, race, resultant or related physical injuries, patrol division, unit
Incident details: incident or other unique identification number for the use of force incident
Type of force details: a description of each type of force used
Body camera or other footage: Inventory of any video record was created of the incident and/or a copy of the captured footage from all present cameras
Disposition of investigation into the incident: The current or final status of each use of force incident, including whether challenges to the use of force were sustained or dismissed or if the incident had no or is currently under investigation
Please provide the information as a csv spreadsheet, if possible, and if not possible, please provide incident reports sufficient to show the requested data.

• Discharge Report Data
For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and the period from January 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, data on each discharge of a firearm and other weapons by representatives of this agency, including but not limited to:
Date, time: The date (month, day, year) and time of the incident
Location: Street address, block, and other relevant location information
Incident description and details
Tool or weapon used, including any unique identifier or identification number
Number of discharges
Subject(s) information: race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, resultant or related injuries sustained or alleged, weapon type (if applicable) in the possession of each involved individual, arrests or charges associated with the incident
Officer information (for each involved officer): employee number or other unique identifier used for the officer, race, resultant or related physical injuries, patrol division, unit
Type of force details: a description of each type of force used
Disposition or status of any investigation or follow-up review of the incident
Please provide the information as a csv spreadsheet, if possible, and if not possible, please provide incident reports sufficient to show the requested data.

If any portion of materials responsive to this request should be deemed unavailable or non-disclosable, please specifically identify the portions of the records or the specific information that is unavailable and the reason for the unavailability.

If any portion of this request is unclear or if this request could be modified to reduce the burden of producing responsive documents or provide them more efficiently or expeditiously, please reply with a request for clarification or a proposed modification.

This request is being made by a reporter as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted as part of a project to better understand uses of police force nationwide, which has been of public interest for many years and which is of particular interest to large new swaths of the public following the widely-seen death of George Floyd and the First Amendment-protected demonstrations and public discussion that have followed.

In the event that there are fees appropriately assessed in association with this request, 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.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until September 20, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone: (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
IPRA Request: www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

Good Morning,

Please see the attached. We are still gathering and reviewing all documents responsive to this IPRA request.

Thank you for your patience

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
Records requests: https://www.dps.nm.gov/

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until October 18, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone: (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
IPRA Request: www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until November 18, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone: (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
IPRA Request: www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until December 18, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

We tried to upload a partial release using the link Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
And get the error: Resend Token

Your login token has expire and your email address is not valid for this agency. If you need help logging in, please email info@muckrock.com<mailto:info@muckrock.com>

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone: (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
IPRA Request: www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

Good Morning,

Please see the attached invoice and OB letter for a partial release for this request that we where unable to send via the link provided. Please see below.

In addition, this letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until January 18, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone: (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
IPRA Request: www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

Good Morning,

Please see the attached email sent December 16, 2020. This includes a partial invoice and Over Burdensome letter.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone: (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
IPRA Request: www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until January 18, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is now using an online Public Records Center www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov>.

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

Good Morning,

We submitted a notice on January 19, 2021 indicating that more time is needed until February 19, 2021. Please see the attached email.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is now using an online Public Records Center www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>.

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until March 19 , 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.

In addition, we attached a copy of an invoice for a partial release.

Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is now using an online Public Records Center www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>.

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

From: New Mexico State Police

This letter is to inform you that we are still working on your request but due to the over burdensome nature of the request, additional preparation time is required for receiving all proper documentation, until April 19 , 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your patience in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Regards,

Teasha J. Roybal
Law Enforcement Records Bureau
IPRA Coordinator-Department of Public Safety
Phone (505) 827-9192
Cell: (505) 692-0272
Fax: (505) 827-3388
Email: teasha.roybal@state.nm.us<mailto:teasha.roybal@state.nm.us>
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety is now using an online Public Records Center www.dps.nm.gov<http://www.dps.nm.gov/>.

NM CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE:

1-855-600-3453

NEW MEXICO:

CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE<http://cv.nmhealth.org/>

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