Rhode Island use of force reports (Richmond Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Richmond Police Department of Richmond, RI.
Multi Request Rhode Island use of force reports


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all use of force reports reported by this law enforcement agency from 2016-2021, specifying the date of incident, race of subjects and type of force used, preferably in spreadsheet format. If one of more items requested are unavailable, please provide the remaining requested items.

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, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Richmond Police Department

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe,

We received your APRA request five (5) business days ago for our Use of Force spreadsheet(s) regarding all use of force incidents handled by our department for calendar years 2016 through 2021. Please see the attached reports, which include our analysis and five-year comparison of years 2016 through 2020, and 2017 through 2021. These are being provided to you at no cost.

Elwood Johnson

Chief of the Richmond Police Department
1168 Main Street, Wyoming, RI 02898
(401) 539-8289
(401) 539-8293 (fax)

The Town of Richmond is an equal opportunity provider