Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office of Sarasota County, FL.
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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

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: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Good afternoon Samuel, Attached above is an estimate for your Public Records Request as well as instructions on how to make a payment online. You will notice that the estimate is only for request #’s 2,3, and 4. Request #1 should take minimal time to gather, so there is going to be no charge for that portion of the overall request. Please let me know if you would like to proceed. Once a deposit has been made, the records department will begin fulfilling your request. Thank you and have a great weekend! Doug July 6, 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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
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
Douglas Johnson
Creative Communications Specialist
Community Affairs
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone Number: (941) 861-4077
Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org (mailto:Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org)
SarasotaSheriff.org (http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/)

“Please Note: All mail to and from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is subject to the Public Records Law of Florida.”

From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $239.64 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Good morning Samuel,
I will need to contact our Records Department to get a status update on your request.
Doug
Douglas Johnson
Creative Communications Specialist
Community Affairs
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone Number: (941) 861-4077
Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org (mailto:Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org)
SarasotaSheriff.org (http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/)

From: <requests@muckrock.com> on behalf of "requests@muckrock.com" <requests@muckrock.com> Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:02 AM To: Douglas Johnson <Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org> Subject: RE: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the Sheriff's Office. Do not click
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Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
SL Office
2071 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34237
September 1, 2020
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Florida Sunshine Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 5, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsarasota-county-sheriffs-office-6945%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-sarasota-county-sheriffs-office-97794%252F%253Femail%253DDouglas.Johnson%252540sarasotasheriff.org&url_auth_token=AAAPrD6YCH68AuVPOwQUEI4Yw4g%3A1kCyQy%3AoMJBDmNoyiZUxJ1j5jC-jVShOWM
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 97794
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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On July 12, 2020:
Subject: RE: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)
To Whom It May Concern:
Please find enclosed a check for $239.64 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.
Thank you.
---
On July 10, 2020:
Subject: Public Records Request
Good afternoon Samuel, Attached above is an estimate for your Public Records Request as well as instructions on how to make a payment online. You will notice that the estimate is only for request #’s 2,3, and 4. Request #1 should take minimal time to gather,
so there is going to be no charge for that portion of the overall request. Please let me know if you would like to proceed. Once a deposit has been made, the records department will begin fulfilling your request. Thank you and have a great weekend! Doug July
6, 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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
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
Douglas Johnson
Creative Communications Specialist
Community Affairs
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone Number: (941) 861-4077
Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org (mailto:Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org)
SarasotaSheriff.org (http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/)
“Please Note: All mail to and from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is subject to the Public Records Law of Florida.”
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On July 5, 2020:
Subject: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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
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
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsarasota-county-sheriffs-office-6945%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-sarasota-county-sheriffs-office-97794%252F%253Femail%253DDouglas.Johnson%252540sarasotasheriff.org&url_auth_token=AAAPrD6YCH68AuVPOwQUEI4Yw4g%3A1kCyQy%3AoMJBDmNoyiZUxJ1j5jC-jVShOWM
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 97794
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Good morning Samuel,
After speaking with our records section, they have not received any form of payment for your Public Records Request. Can you tell me exactly where you sent the check?
Thank you,
Doug
Douglas Johnson
Creative Communications Specialist
Community Affairs
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone Number: (941) 861-4077
Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org (mailto:Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org)
SarasotaSheriff.org (http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/)

From: <requests@muckrock.com> on behalf of "requests@muckrock.com" <requests@muckrock.com> Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:02 AM To: Douglas Johnson <Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org> Subject: RE: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the Sheriff's Office. Do not click
links or open attachments unless you know the sender is safe.


Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
SL Office
2071 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34237
September 1, 2020
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Florida Sunshine Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 5, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsarasota-county-sheriffs-office-6945%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-sarasota-county-sheriffs-office-97794%252F%253Femail%253DDouglas.Johnson%252540sarasotasheriff.org&url_auth_token=AAAPrD6YCH68AuVPOwQUEI4Yw4g%3A1kCyQy%3AoMJBDmNoyiZUxJ1j5jC-jVShOWM
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 97794
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
---
On July 12, 2020:
Subject: RE: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)
To Whom It May Concern:
Please find enclosed a check for $239.64 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.
Thank you.
---
On July 10, 2020:
Subject: Public Records Request
Good afternoon Samuel, Attached above is an estimate for your Public Records Request as well as instructions on how to make a payment online. You will notice that the estimate is only for request #’s 2,3, and 4. Request #1 should take minimal time to gather,
so there is going to be no charge for that portion of the overall request. Please let me know if you would like to proceed. Once a deposit has been made, the records department will begin fulfilling your request. Thank you and have a great weekend! Doug July
6, 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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
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
Douglas Johnson
Creative Communications Specialist
Community Affairs
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone Number: (941) 861-4077
Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org (mailto:Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org)
SarasotaSheriff.org (http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/)
“Please Note: All mail to and from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is subject to the Public Records Law of Florida.”
---
On July 5, 2020:
Subject: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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
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
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsarasota-county-sheriffs-office-6945%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-sarasota-county-sheriffs-office-97794%252F%253Femail%253DDouglas.Johnson%252540sarasotasheriff.org&url_auth_token=AAAPrD6YCH68AuVPOwQUEI4Yw4g%3A1kCyQy%3AoMJBDmNoyiZUxJ1j5jC-jVShOWM
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 97794
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Good morning Samuel, Attached above you will find the documents you requested in reference to the below Public Records Request. If you should need anything else, please let us know. Have a good day, Doug ********************************************************************************************************************************************************** On July 5, 2020:
Subject: Florida Sunshine Law Request: Police data collection project (Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, 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
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
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com (mailto:requests@muckrock.com)
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsarasota-county-sheriffs-office-6945%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-sarasota-county-sheriffs-office-97794%252F%253Femail%253DDouglas.Johnson%252540sarasotasheriff.org&url_auth_token=AAAPrD6YCH68AuVPOwQUEI4Yw4g%3A1kCyQy%3AoMJBDmNoyiZUxJ1j5jC-jVShOWM (https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsarasota-county-sheriffs-office-6945%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-sarasota-county-sheriffs-office-97794%252F%253Femail%253DDouglas.Johnson%252540sarasotasheriff.org&url_auth_token=AAAPrD6YCH68AuVPOwQUEI4Yw4g%3A1kCyQy%3AoMJBDmNoyiZUxJ1j5jC-jVShOWM)
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 97794
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff
member, but is being sent through MuckRock by
the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
Douglas Johnson
Creative Communications Specialist
Community Affairs
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Phone Number: (941) 861-4077
Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org (mailto:Douglas.Johnson@sarasotasheriff.org)
SarasotaSheriff.org (http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/)

“Please Note: All mail to and from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is subject to the Public Records Law of Florida.”

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