ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Richmond Police Department of Richmond, VA.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Peters, Karla E. - Police

Mr. Schwencke,

Attached please find the Richmond Police Department's request for an extension regarding your FOIA request concerning hate crimes investigated and reported since January 1, 2010.

Thank you,
Karla E. Peters
Richmond Police Department
Office of General Counsel
(804) 646-5147

The contents of this email are CONFIDENTIAL and may be protected by attorney-client privilege. Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, PLEASE NOTIFY ME and PROMPTLY DELETE this email.

From: Shipman, William K. - Police

Good morning Mr. Schwencke,

In your email dated August 1, 2017, you indicated that you wanted to know the fees in advance before we began processing your request. Since the information you requested is not in a readily available format, we would have to search each entry individually to obtain the information you are looking for. The estimated fees to fulfill your request would be at least $120.00.

Please advise on how you would like us to respond.

Thank you,

William K. Shipman, Esq.
Associate General Counsel

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Karla,

Thanks so much for looking into it. Is there a subset of the information -- say, incident date, incident number, bias motivation -- that is easier to compile, or is in an existing report?

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

From: Peters, Karla E. - Police

Mr. Schwencke,

Attached please find the Richmond Police Department's response to your FOIA request concerning hate crimes investigated and reported since January 1, 2010.

Thank you,
Karla E. Peters
Richmond Police Department
Office of General Counsel
(804) 646-5147

The contents of this email are CONFIDENTIAL and may be protected by attorney-client privilege. Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, PLEASE NOTIFY ME and PROMPTLY DELETE this email.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Karla,

Thanks so much! I'll get a check out right away.

Ken

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $12.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Peters, Karla E. - Police

Mr. Schwencke,

Attached please find the Richmond Police Department's response to your FOIA request, which was initially emailed to you on August 18, 2017, concerning hate crimes investigated and reported since January 1, 2010.

Thank you,
Karla E. Peters
Richmond Police Department
Office of General Counsel
(804) 646-5147

The contents of this email are CONFIDENTIAL and may be protected by attorney-client privilege. Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, PLEASE NOTIFY ME and PROMPTLY DELETE this email.

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