Use of force policy (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, MO.


From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Use of force policy

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Phil Mocek


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 15, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.


Hi Phil,

We apologize, for this request got overlooked. The Department's Use of Force Policy is attached.

Thank you,

Leah K. Freeman
Public Information Division

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 444-5603-office
(314) 444-5830-private
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