ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Overland Park Police Department of Overland Park, KS.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), 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.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Knoll, John

This will acknowledge receipt of your open records request copied below.

I will determine what records the city has that are responsive to your
request and what exceptions, if any, to the open records act apply, and get
back to you with my findings.

This process is expected to take no longer than two weeks. You should hear
back from me no later than August 15, 2017. Please advise if you have any
questions.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: PIO, PD <oppdpio@opkansas.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:38 PM
Subject: Fwd: Kansas Open Records Act Request: ProPublica: Hate crimes data
To: John Knoll <john.knoll@opkansas.org>, Brandon Kohake <
brandon.kohake@opkansas.org>

John,

Here is another one.......

Officer John P. Lacy #653
Overland Park Police Department
Public Information Officer
Police Administration

City of Overland Park
12400 Foster Street
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=12400+Foster+Street,+Overland+Park,+KS+66213>
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-327-6937 <(913)%20327-6937> (w) | 913-327-5735 <(913)%20327-5735> (f)
Twitter: @OverlandPark_PD
oppdpio@opkansas.org | www.opkansas.org
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Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:35 PM
Subject: Kansas Open Records Act Request: ProPublica: Hate crimes data
To: oppdpio@opkansas.org

August 1, 2017
Overland Park Police Department
Overland Park Police Department
ATTN: Public Information Officer
12400 Foster Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), 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.or
g/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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 3 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

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*John J. Knoll*
Assistant City Attorney, Sr
Law Department

City of Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Dr
Overland Park, KS 66212

(w1) 913-895-6086 (Mon, Tues)
(w2) 913-327-6941 (Weds - Fri)
(c) 785-231-9595
john.knoll@opkansas.org | www.opkansas.org

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From: Knoll, John

I have heard from crime analysis regarding your request. The estimate to
compile the information you seek is two hours of staff time at $25.00 per
hour, so a total of $50.00.

Please remit a check at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, you can pay
over the phone by contacting our city clerk's office at 913-896-6150. Once
we receive payment we will begin compiling the information. Please advise
if you have any questions.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: PIO, PD <oppdpio@opkansas.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:38 PM
Subject: Fwd: Kansas Open Records Act Request: ProPublica: Hate crimes data
To: John Knoll <john.knoll@opkansas.org>, Brandon Kohake <
brandon.kohake@opkansas.org>

John,

Here is another one.......

Officer John P. Lacy #653
Overland Park Police Department
Public Information Officer
Police Administration

City of Overland Park
12400 Foster Street
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=12400+Foster+Street,+Overland+Park,+KS+66213>
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-327-6937 <(913)%20327-6937> (w) | 913-327-5735 <(913)%20327-5735> (f)
Twitter: @OverlandPark_PD
oppdpio@opkansas.org | www.opkansas.org
*[image: http://apps.opkansas.org/images/email-logo-sm.gif]*

This e-mail, and any accompanying documents, are covered by the Electronic
Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521, and is only for the use
of the recipient for which it was intended. This communication may contain
official information that is privileged and/or confidential. Please be
advised that the disclosure of the information contained in this e-mail may
be in violation of applicable law. If this e-mail was received in error,
please notify this sender at oppdpio@opkansas.org and delete it from
computer memory. Thank you.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:35 PM
Subject: Kansas Open Records Act Request: ProPublica: Hate crimes data
To: oppdpio@opkansas.org

August 1, 2017
Overland Park Police Department
Overland Park Police Department
ATTN: Public Information Officer
12400 Foster Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), 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.or
g/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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 3 business
days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

------
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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accou
nts/agency_login/overland-park-police-department-7399/
propublica-hate-crimes-data-40974/?uuid-login=b26b9759-
7c3d-4023-9124-0799063e9b3c&email=oppdpio%40opkansas.org#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 40974
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
------

--

*John J. Knoll*
Assistant City Attorney, Sr
Law Department

City of Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Dr
Overland Park, KS 66212

(w1) 913-895-6086 (Mon, Tues)
(w2) 913-327-6941 (Weds - Fri)
(c) 785-231-9595
john.knoll@opkansas.org | www.opkansas.org

[image: http://apps.opkansas.org/images/email-logo-sm.gif

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi John,

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly. If possible, could you tell me the number and type (police report, summary spreadsheet, etc) of reports you're planning to send?

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

From: Knoll, John

Ken, there are approximately 60 reports in the data set. The final number
will likely be less once we look at them. Not all reports coded as hate
crime actually meet the definition, so some of those 60 may be incorrectly
categorized.

--

*John J. Knoll*
Assistant City Attorney, Sr
Law Department

City of Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Dr
Overland Park, KS 66212

(w1) 913-895-6086 (Mon, Tues)
(w2) 913-327-6941 (Weds - Fri)
(c) 785-231-9595
john.knoll@opkansas.org | www.opkansas.org

[image: http://apps.opkansas.org/images/email-logo-sm.gif

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi John,

I've just sent off a check for $50. Should be there (relatively!) soon.

Thanks so much,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $50.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Knoll, John

I am in receipt of check No. 1402 in the amount of $50. The records you
requested are attached. Please advise if you have any questions.

“This report was produced by the Crime Analysis Unit of the Overland Park,
Kansas Police Department and accurately reflects the raw data within the
department's database at the time the report was produced. All raw data in
the department database is subject to change as cases are reported,
investigated and reclassified.” Report prepared 08/11/17

--

*John J. Knoll*
Assistant City Attorney, Sr
Law Department

City of Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Dr
Overland Park, KS 66212

(w1) 913-895-6086 (Mon, Tues)
(w2) 913-327-6941 (Weds - Fri)
(c) 785-231-9595
john.knoll@opkansas.org | www.opkansas.org

[image: http://apps.opkansas.org/images/email-logo-sm.gif

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi John,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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