Police data collection project (Pasco County Sheiff's Office)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Pasco County Sheiff's Office of Pasco County, FL.
Multi Request Police data collection project
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year and by type of force used from 2016-2019 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2016, 3 baton incidents in 2017, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2017, 4 complaints in 2018, 1 complaint sustained in 2019, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2019, separated by year
4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained from 2016-2019, separated by year

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

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.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Pasco County Sheiff's Office

Samuel Sinyangwe,

This email is in response to your July 6 public records request on citizen complaints against certified members in our agency. I believe that this request is identical to a request that you or your company made in January of this year. At that time, we provided a good-faith estimate for that request and never heard back from anyone, thus the request was closed out. For that reason, I am providing the same response and good-faith estimate that we provided at that time.

In accordance with the Florida public records law, for us to begin working on this request, we would need half of the estimated amount to be paid first, with the balance to be paid once the work is complete and a final bill is provided to you, before we would provide the records.

Please note, we would not be able to fulfill your request without going through each individual file and confirming who filed the initial statement of complaint (citizen vs. employee) and whether the investigation is on a civilian employee or sworn employee, which would equate to an estimated 1 minute per file, totaling $291.50 as our good faith estimate. Please note that this is only a request, and the final bill could be higher or lower.

Total Investigations:
2016=146
2017=155
2018=184
2019=177

You may contact me directly if you have any questions.

Kevin Doll

Director of Public Records

Pasco Sheriff's Office

727-844-7759

From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $291.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Pasco County Sheiff's Office

Samuel Sinyangwe,

I have received your certified check for your public records request and we have begun the review of the appropriate records. I will let you know when the review is complete and if there is any additional charges or a refund is due.

Kevin Doll

Director of Public Records

Pasco Sheriff's Office

727-844-7759

From: Pasco County Sheiff's Office

Kevin Doll

Director of Public Records

Pasco Sheriff's Office

727-844-7759

From: Pasco County Sheiff's Office

It is being processed. It is a large request.

Kevin Doll

Director of Public Records

Pasco Sheriff's Office

727-844-7759

From: Pasco County Sheiff's Office

I have been checking periodically on this request, and it is a large one. It is being worked on and we hope to have the final records to you soon.

Kevin Doll

Director of Public Records

Pasco Sheriff's Office

727-844-7759

From: Pasco County Sheiff's Office

Please see attached final statement for your public records request. There is a refund owed to you in the amount of $80.14. We can refund that to you in a check, or put it towards any future public records request that you have, the choice is yours. Just let me know.

Please see final results of statistics that you requested below. Please note that we do not maintain records in the format that your requested. According to the Florida public records law, we do not have to create records in order to satisfy a request.

Please let me know if you have any questions and what you would like to do with your balance.

Kevin Doll

Director of Public Records

Pasco Sheriff's Office

727-844-7759

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