Police data collection project (Pima County Sheriff)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Pima County Sheriff of Pima County, AZ.
Multi Request Police data collection project


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records 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.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Pima County Sheriff

Samuel Sinyangwe,

The Pima County Sheriff's Department Records Unit has completed your request; unfortunately, the items you have requested cannot be released electronically. Your request for Use of Force/Civilian Complaints is complete and available. The total cost of your documents will be $5.50.

You may choose to retrieve your items in person or by mailing in your payment to our records office. We do not email or fax records. We will only accept Visa and MasterCard payments in person and no cash payments will be accepted.

If you choose to mail in your payment, please include a copy of this email with your payment in the form of a cashier's check or money order payable to the Pima County Sheriff's Department. Payment may be mailed to the address listed below. Once payment is received your documents will be provided to you.

If you choose to come directly into our office, please present this email to records staff to complete your request. Should you have any question or would like to cancel your request please call our office at (520)-351-4650 (option 8).

Please note, these documents will only be retained for a period of 30 calendar days from today's date after which point you will be required to resubmit a request for these documents.

Office Hours and location:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS
Sheriff Records
1650 E. Benson Hwy; Suite C
Tucson, AZ 85714

Desiree Romero #7848
Records Technician
Records Maintenance Unit
Pima County Sheriff's Department
Work: (520) 351-3865

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $5.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Pima County Sheriff

A copy of documents responsive to the request.