Use of force/complaints

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Oklahoma City Police Department of Oklahoma City, OK.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. A copy of every use of force report involving a use of force that occurred in June, 2016.
2. A copy of every civilian complaint filed against Oklahoma City police regarding an alleged incident (use of force or otherwise) that occurred in June, 2016.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Samuel Sinyangwe


Thank you for your request. Use-of-Force Reports and Civilian Formal Complaints are considered personnel investigations and not covered under the Oklahoma Open Records Act (Title 51).

We respectfully decline to fulfill your request.

Thank you.

Capt. Paco Balderrama
Public Information Officer
Oklahoma City Police Dept.
Office of Media Relations
700 Colcord Dr. - OKC, OK 73102