ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Norwalk Police Department of Norwalk, CT.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Kulhawik, Thomas

Good morning – We received your request. Our Detective Division is checking their records. Note that under FOI we need not create new documents, but we will be happy to forward what we have that is allowed to be disclosed.

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Thomas Kulhawik
Chief of Police
Norwalk Police Department

1 Monroe Street, Norwalk, CT. 06854
203-854-3001 <tel:203-854-3001>

tkulhawik@norwalkct.org <mailto:tkulhawik@norwalkct.org>
www.norwalkpd.com <http://www.norwalkpd.com/>

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From: Ken Schwencke

Thanks, appreciate it!

Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Kulhawik, Thomas

We were able to obtain the attached report. If you wish additional information, we could need to pull each report and then provide the reports on each that we are legally able to disclose. There would be a copy charge per page. The total fees would depend on the number of pages.

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Thomas Kulhawik
Chief of Police
Norwalk Police Department

1 Monroe Street, Norwalk, CT. 06854
203-854-3001 <tel:203-854-3001>

tkulhawik@norwalkct.org <mailto:tkulhawik@norwalkct.org>
www.norwalkpd.com <http://www.norwalkpd.com/>

[cid:image002.png@01D310E3.CB5E93B0]<https://twitter.com/NpdChief>
The information contained in this electronic message may be legally privileged and confidential under applicable law, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the recipient of this message is not the above-named intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copy or disclosure of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please purge the communication immediately without making any copy or distribution, Thank You.

From: Ken Schwencke

This is perfect. Thanks, Chief Kulhawik!

Appreciate the help,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

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