Sheriff Data Collection Request (2021)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Rutherford County Sheriff of Rutherford County, NC.
Tracking #

2022116

Status
Completed

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force and year used in 2021 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2021, baton incidents in 2021, etc.). Please include as part of this a breakdown of how many use of force incidents in each year were related to law enforcement operations and how many were related to correctional/custodial operations.

2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained in 2021.

3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained in 2021.

4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the total number sustained in 2021.

5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained in 2021.

6. the total number of officer involved shootings in 2021, both fatal and non-fatal.

When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data for each item in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.

Note that my requests for civilian complaints are specifically for civilian complaints alleging police misconduct, please do not include complaints filed by one officer/the department against another officer.

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.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Rutherford County Sheriff

Mr. Sinyangwe:

Your request for information has been received. The request has been submitted to the appropriate departments for review. You will be contacted if/when the information is available.

If you have any questions, I can be reached by email at kim.aldridge@rutherfordcountync.gov<mailto:kim.aldridge@rutherfordcountync.gov> and by phone at (828) 287-6060. When inquiring about this request, please reference file #2022116.

Sincerely,

Kim Aldridge
Administrative Assistant/Deputy Clerk
Rutherford County Government
289 North Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828.287.6060
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Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 132,et.seq., this electronic mail message and any attachment hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) that may be sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such are subject to requests for review.

From: Rutherford County Sheriff

Mr. Sinyangwe:

Your request for information was submitted to the appropriate department on November 4, 2022. We appreciate your patience as staff diligently strives to fulfill requests in a timely manner. I will promptly notify you when your request is complete.

If you have any questions, I can be reached by email at kim.aldridge@rutherfordcountync.gov<mailto:kim.aldridge@rutherfordcountync.gov> and by phone at (828)287-6060. When inquiring about this request, please reference file #2022116.
Regards,

Kim Aldridge
Administrative Assistant/Deputy Clerk
Rutherford County Government
289 North Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

From: Rutherford County Sheriff

Mr. Sinyangwe:

The information regarding your Public Record Request 2022116 is attached.

If you have any questions, I can be reached by email at kim.aldridge@rutherfordcountync.gov<mailto:kim.aldridge@rutherfordcountync.gov> or by phone at (828) 287-6060. When inquiring about this request, please reference File #2022116.

Sincerely,

Kim Aldridge
Administrative Assistant/Deputy Clerk
Rutherford County Government
289 North Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828.287.6060
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________________________________

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 132,et.seq., this electronic mail message and any attachment hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) that may be sent in response to it may be considered public record and as such are subject to requests for review.

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