Massachusetts Police Data Collection (Quincy Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Quincy Police Department of Quincy, MA.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents reported by law enforcement, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2015, and 2020 (for example: 27 taser incidents in 2013, 16 taser incidents in 2014, 3 baton incidents in 2013, 4 baton incidents in 2014, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year (for example: 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, 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 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 22013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.
7. a list of all officer involved shootings that were directed at a person from 2013-2020 (excluding shootings of animals and accidental discharges that are not directed at a person).

If only partial information is available responsive to one or more of these requests, please provide all of the information that is available.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Muckrock Staff


Please find the request form attached. Thank you for your help with this request.


From: Quincy Police Department

Mr. Sinyangwe,
Please find the attached response to your recent Public Records request dated and received August 19, 2021.
Please be aware that the data for 2013-2015 was extracted from an older database that is no longer in use and, therefore, is presented in a different format than that from 2020.
Also, we have no responsive records regarding part 7 of your request as there have been no officer involved shootings for those years indicated in your request.

Lieutenant Terence McDonnell

Quincy Police Department

Inspector of Divisions

1 Sea Street

Quincy, MA 02169


617-745-5749 (fax)

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