Rhode Island use of force reports (Newport Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Newport Police Department of Newport, RI.
Multi Request Rhode Island use of force reports


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all use of force reports reported by this law enforcement agency from 2016-2021, specifying the date of incident, race of subjects and type of force used, preferably in spreadsheet format. If one of more items requested are unavailable, please provide the remaining requested items.

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, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Newport Police Department

Good morning,
Thank you for following up, I forwarded your request to our records division as well as your original request
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From: Newport Police Department

Good Afternoon,

Please see the attached documents for the request below. There is no cost for this request at this time. Please direct future requests to: https://www.cityofnewport.com/city-hall/departments/police/records/access-to-public-records-form. This helps avoid any confusion and lets the Records staff act on the request in a timely manner.


Sgt. Gregory Belcher
Administrative Services
Newport Police Department
120 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
• (401) 845-5715 • gbelcher@cityofnewport.com

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