Texas police data (Round Rock Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Round Rock Police Department of Round Rock, TX.
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W010203-071519

Multi Request Texas police data
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. The total number of police use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. A copy of all complaints reported by civilians against police between 2013-2018.
4. A copy of any documents indicating whether the civilian complaints identified in request #3 were sustained.
5. The policy manual of the police department.
6. The current union contract between the city and any police unions or police associations.
7. All records regarding police shootings (including fatal police shootings, non-fatal police shootings and police shootings at a civilian that missed) between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident, the names of all officers involved, whether administrative investigations found the incidents to be justified under police department policy and any disciplinary actions taken against the officers as a result of the incident.
8. All records regarding civilian deaths or serious injuries resulting from police use of force between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident and the names of all officers involved.

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.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Round Rock Police Department

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Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

Welcome to the City of Round Rock Open Records Center. We have received your Open Records Request.

The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. If you need to have a questions answered please contact the appropriate department directly or call the City Clerk's office.

The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The governmental body will try to complete the request as soon as possible with notification if the request will require more than 10 business days to complete. The governmental body may collect a fee as prescribed by the Texa Public Information Act for the requested document(s).

You can monitor the progress of this issue at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center.

Sincerely,

Round Rock City Clerk's Office
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Re: Use of force information

Samuel Sinyangwe,

Our law firm represents the City of Round Rock, Texas. I am writing in response to your recent request made to the City of Round Rock pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act to request clarification and to inform you of the information we have available. Your request was for the following:

"1. The total number of police use of force incidents, broken down by type of force used, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
2. The total number of people that police used force against, between 2013-2018 (separated by year).
3. A copy of all complaints reported by civilians against police between 2013-2018.
4. A copy of any documents indicating whether the civilian complaints identified in request #3 were sustained.
5. The policy manual of the police department.
6. The current union contract between the city and any police unions or police associations.
7. All records regarding police shootings (including fatal police shootings, non-fatal police shootings and police shootings at a civilian that missed) between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident, the names of all officers involved, whether administrative investigations found the incidents to be justified under police department policy and any disciplinary actions taken against the officers as a result of the incident.
8. All records regarding civilian deaths or serious injuries resulting from police use of force between 2013-2018, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident and the names of all officers involved."

In regards to #7 and #8, you have asked for "all records". Please be advised that the Round Rock Police Department does not maintain a list that contains your requested information. In order to provide all of the listed information, we will have to provide copies of all of the reports. These reports contain a great deal of confidential information that will have to be redacted. Are you wanting full copies of the reports? These reports will also include medical information.

Additionally, when you refer to "all records", are you also requesting all videos, audio recordings and photographs?

The policy manual you have requested is 990 pages. The police department has spent 2 hours so far in collecting the requested records. When we receive your reply, we will be able to give you a more accurate cost estimate for providing these additional records.

Pursuant to Section 552.222 of the Texas Government Code, we are required to inform you that if we do not receive a written response from you regarding this request for clarification and discussion by the 61st day after the date this request is emailed, your request for information will be considered to have been withdrawn.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Susan Camp-Lee

Susan Camp-Lee
Attorney at Law
Sheets & Crossfield, P.C.
309 East Main Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664
(512) 255-8877, Ext. 223

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

Hi, to clarify my request, please provide all arrest reports, use of force reports or statements describing the incident, the officers and subjects involved, and whether or not the incident was found to be within policy following an internal investigation. This does not include the audio or video recordings of the incidents.

-Sam

From: Round Rock Police Department

Re: Use of force information

Samuel Sinyangwe,

Attached you will find the information we have been able to gather responsive to your request. Please note the following: Officer Mackey's complaint does not yet have a final disposition; any complaints with a finding of Not Sustained, Unfounded or Exonerated are purged after three years in accordance with departmental policy.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Susan Camp-Lee

Susan Camp-Lee
Attorney at Law
Sheets & Crossfield, P.C.
309 East Main Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664
(512) 255-8877, Ext. 223

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by the attorney-client or attorney work-product privilege. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender at Sheets & Crossfield, P.C. at 1-512-255-8877

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