Police data collection project (Racine City Clerk)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Racine City Clerk of Racine, WI.
Multi Request Police data collection project
Est. Completion None
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, 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

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: Racine City Clerk

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe ,

This email is being sent to acknowledge receipt of the public records request (PR2020-101) that you recently submitted to the City of Racine.

Please be advised that the City is currently processing a large number of public records requests, and they are being processed in the order that they are received. Due to limited staff available to respond to these requests, we are not able to process the requests as quickly as many requesters would like. Your request will be processed as soon as practicable and without delay. We appreciate your patience.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office by replying to this email. Thank you.

City Attorney's Office
730 Washington Avenue
Room 201
Racine, Wisconsin 53403
(262) 636-9115
Fax: (262) 636-9570

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