Pennsylvania police data request (St. Marys County Sheriff)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the St. Marys County Sheriff of St Marys County, MD.
Multi Request Pennsylvania police data request
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2020 (for example, "27 taser incidents in 2019, 3 baton incidents in 2020, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2020, separated by year (for example, 8 complaints in 2016, 2 complaints sustained in 2016, 4 complaints in 2017, 1 complaint sustained in 2017, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2020, 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 2013-2020, separated by year.
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2020, separated by year.
6. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.
7. a list of all officer involved shootings that were directed at a person from 2013-20 (excluding shootings of animals and accidental discharges that are not directed at a person).
8. the total amount of money paid out in lawsuits and settlements relating to allegations of police misconduct per year from 2013-20. This includes copies of all reports, lists, databases, or individual documents that detail lawsuits brought against the city's police department and the outcome of lawsuits brought against the city's police department including any financial settlement occurring from 2013-20. It should also include any documents that your department submits to local, state, or federal agencies listing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the police department. This request includes any documents compiled quarterly, annually, or in other increments as well as any documents or databases that contain responsive information.

If only partial information is available responsive to one or more of these requests, please provide all of the information that is available.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: St. Marys County Sheriff

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe,

Pursuant to your Maryland Public Information request, please refer to the attached letter for specific details.

If you should have any questions please feel free to contact Lieutenant Clay Safford at 301-475-4200 extension 78073.

Best regards,

Karen M. Moore
St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office
Sr. Admin Coordinator
Office of Professional Responsibilities, Internal Affairs
Work: (301)475-4200 ext 71903
Fax : (301)475-4734
Karen.Moore@stmarysmd.com<mailto:Karen.Moore@stmarysmd.com>
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From: St. Marys County Sheriff

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