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

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office of Snohomish County, WA.
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K042985-070620

Multi Request Police data collection project
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe:
Your request has been received by our request portal system and has been assigned tracking number K042985-070620. Please use this number in any future communications concerning this request.
We will be assessing your request to determine the following:

* If the request is seeking Court records to be processed under the Access to Administrative Records GR 31.1 (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=tVZK-2BDMrxhcb-2BNvwVODlUEHmPqgj7NhmTPJ-2FwmY3kRGt45Lo-2BrB2SY9aVrcD2iDOa6YBocwttn4CIxDTKFv6sRHT7RjgSPAVHuPoHV6Xn-2FmpMe2BOhZV5kmhHn5faGQaIkM8ZV3DckIwN3YBD01HFg-3D-3DW9ML_KF1saH9tLUz9gqdWYQdENTEU7m8P3CO9K8IDpXyhmM29VUCCG8tbSrY1DIMaJYOLrCHPyH6hunUEWH4oQdtxBlngAgtH1nL4mpqcpTOL4oTUMRGqboo9hJ1t9V8pTWbECT6L1NMXUZ-2BGqTnULTAB4cXS0L95n3dyKlMQzulkBZfoZhgN816iEFUonoCm-2BGjdxW0EsFczaQsfGqvLiYE6MHL9Sf4p18Io81SYyNpSeT-2Fo5dKmf9OIBmV64BTcw1xwGf9hhpQv6s-2FqdWs2SI0lLINfI9Bu1e1QNJ-2FFJs0RBVGn-2BTds5F9D-2BJhpXXPBF7d5zysi6ltonN7T9s3ANJDCFa95KkbRgJWKvNID7Vh2HpSODGlzqpvlJEDTpKN1jnwsuYEVdRdzyPUKDbPNVy3xIaDRR94qmF7xzesp3I9WTWg-3D)
* If the request is seeking records available under the Public Records Act chapter 42.56 RCW, or is seeking information held by the County. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nW7jLCR2ux5c55pPV4NRmKeSWh0w0efFV0plmz7K-2FM4oy1ieZJwNZr6gT0AFthYhVO9NMdPhyf8ym1UgJe0juA-3D-3Doyqt_KF1saH9tLUz9gqdWYQdENTEU7m8P3CO9K8IDpXyhmM29VUCCG8tbSrY1DIMaJYOLrCHPyH6hunUEWH4oQdtxBlngAgtH1nL4mpqcpTOL4oTUMRGqboo9hJ1t9V8pTWbECT6L1NMXUZ-2BGqTnULTAB4cXS0L95n3dyKlMQzulkBZfoZhgN816iEFUonoCm-2BGjdxW0EsFczaQsfGqvLiYE6MHL9Sf4p18Io81SYyNpSeT-2Fo5dKmf9OIBmV64BTcw1xw-2FDw8mYB8oyQPo1QE14MbPqaZYFIaK-2B0HthxcPHLYO7-2FyD5X8NOj5Fnigs8-2BduTAkSOYc0mRRrd0nv-2FFpPNso7l4vbJXTVnzXSh4XXzjgZYMJlakKbZxMZhD-2FfLZFUuCKupoy3RYAvmtcXKgPZFcKMGMDBTr25f3NFxE3Qw1YkZo-3D)
* If the request is seeking records held by another agency.
* Which Snohomish County department is best suited to be your point of contact.
Please anticipate hearing from the assigned department within five business days.
Your Request Information
Description of Request: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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From: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

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In accordance with the Public Records Act (PRA), Chapter 42.56.520 RCW, this email acknowledges receipt of your PRA request, submitted to and received by Snohomish County on July 06, 2020.

This request has been assigned tracking number K042985-070620.
Please use this number in any communications concerning this request.

Specifically you requested:

“To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fsnohomish-county-sheriffs-office-556%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-snohomish-county-sheriffs-office-97721%252F%253Femail%253DUnit.SCSOpublicdisclosure%252540snoco.org&url_auth_token=AAAduyDHmqfnpx8esL3RnzCbVqQ%3A1jsglS%3A2hrpUKnay6tMW3fnjW6_WrAVTkA”

Date Range: -

Our procedure is to locate records, review them for exemptions, and then prepare them for your inspection and/or copying. The undersigned will be coordinating with other County departments in the collection, review and production of responsive records.

We reasonably believe that public records (if any) responsive to this request will be available on or before 8/24/2020. If public records become available in advance of this estimate we will contact you promptly. Conversely, if the County encounters a need to extend our estimate, we will contact you promptly with a revised estimated date.

If you have any questions you may contact me at 425-388-3769.
Thank you.
Public Disclosure Unit
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
Jessica Payne
Public Disclosure Supervisor
425-388-3863
NOTICE: All emails, and attachments, sent to and from Snohomish County are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56)

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Please see the attached documentation pertaining to your public records request.

Thank you,

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