Police Data Collection Request (2016-2020)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Plainfield Police Department of Plainfield, NJ.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year, from 2016-2020 (for example, 302 use of force incidents in 2016, 287 use of force incidents in 2017, etc.)

2. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force and year used from 2016-2020 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2016, baton incidents in 2016, etc.)

When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data for each item in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe


Good Morning,
Your OPRA request and related reports are attached. This completes your request.

Lt. Michael Richards
Plainfield Police Department
Service Bureau