Police Data Collection Request (2021)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the South Bend Police Department of South Bend, IN.
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, 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.)

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Muckrock Staff


Please find the request form attached. Thank you for your help with this request.


  • South_Bend_Police_Department_of_South_Bend__IN_Signed4.pdf

From: South Bend Police Department

We received your request and we will forward to City Legal for review. Any further questions please contact APRA coordinator @ mscherer@southbendin.gov<mailto:mscherer@southbendin.gov>. thank you.

From: South Bend Police Department


Please see the attached correspondence in response to your Access to Public Records Act request.

Thank you,

City of South Bend

Legal Department

Public Records Requests

227 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1200 S

South Bend, Indiana 46601



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From: South Bend Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.