Police data collection project (Toms River Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Toms River Police Department of Toms River, NJ.
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P000323-070720

Multi Request Police data collection project
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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Toms River Police Department

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe:

Thank you for your interest in public records of Toms River Township. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Your request was received in this office on 7/7/2020 and given the reference number P000323-070720 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Open Public Records Center.

Toms River Township

From: Toms River Police Department

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Good Day,  I have attached the annual summaries that we are required to provide to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Open Public Records Center (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=nZGH0ylxadMp5hTpNkeAFobiLut7JC85suK-2FAWLUs84ftVIrzEOWfmi3L1BKf5RpgwMsVY2DWpXOgOmMC4cxpCtARAQ1tfZS283zTD7NxKE-3DTfTG_IW0VAqp4yJ14ASCqlGYw58cH-2FTwdoUYVgk2wVO83MQyluLlcnQs6-2F-2BQRDFVomqnoLehGIuzxUdG53kI8JXC84SUgG43KLGapQ-2BH8tgX1UYMAHDAFmGfN7HBidcnU5hfhvLW4UEaswN1qn1cOt17XMznKmyfW7bturEQKolCeNtOX1121nHCe8moJqzosFPKM9fg83lYTue9ZVF-2FV2pk7lnOpWrdUdvTkUKJgIGS1Z-2FfnelG6F0O633zSJipqQV2eCMiKb9MpxEnn6l-2F1GeIQXLORsYqN2VeJFhlUfyxY8XBdcwnw1LJdonb-2Fx5DqFXMyoAlat1SA5J7WFbM4HhuaE3XJB7LuTd2ccjhReoAsM-2FXoP1KACLv3n8uX8SFaX3MfKPtdwkyT5HGrQQYQLRCdFw-3D-3D)

  • 2016_Year_End_Professional_Standards_Summary_reports.pdf

  • 2018_Internal_Affairs_Summary.pdf

  • 2017_Year_End__Professional_Standards_Summary.pdf

  • 2017_Year_End__Professional_Standards_Summary_-_Table_1-Complaints_Filed.pdf

  • 2019_Professional_Standards_Year_end__report-Table_2-Court_Dispositions.pdf

  • 2019_Professional_Standards_Summary_-_Table_1-Complaints_Filed.pdf

  • 2019_Professional_Standards_Summary_Report-Table_3-Court_Dispositions_1.pdf

From: Toms River Police Department

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of July 07, 2020, Reference # P000323-070720.

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

The Toms River Township received a public information request from you on July 07, 2020. Your request mentioned:

“To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AACA8QjPInzLuOiHZcji6JdfQjU%3A1jsj6V%3AMGdAP6q-Si8t5RDEIjNwK5qBeIo&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Ftoms-river-police-department-15505%252Fpolice-data-collection-project-toms-river-police-department-97865%252F%253Femail%253Djharris%252540trpolice.org”

The Toms River Township has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request. Please log in to the Open Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the appropriate responsive documents.
Police Department - OPRA Request - P000323-070720 (https://tomsrivernj.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/CustomerHome.aspx)

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Sam Seaman  at 732-349-0150 x1843.

Sincerely,

PD

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  • 2019_Professional_Standards_Summary_Report-Table_3-Court_Dispositions_1.pdf

  • 2019_Professional_Standards_Summary_-_Table_1-Complaints_Filed.pdf

  • 2019_Professional_Standards_Year_end__report-Table_2-Court_Dispositions.pdf

  • 2017_Year_End__Professional_Standards_Summary_-_Table_1-Complaints_Filed.pdf

  • 2017_Year_End__Professional_Standards_Summary.pdf

  • 2018_Internal_Affairs_Summary.pdf

  • 2016_Year_End_Professional_Standards_Summary_reports.pdf