Washington Police Data Collection (Vancouver Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Vancouver Police Department of Vancouver, WA.
Tracking #

P004570-081721

Est. Completion Oct. 15, 2021
Status
Withdrawn

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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 reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2020 (for example: 15 taser incidents in 2018, 27 taser incidents in 2019, 3 baton incidents in 2013, 18 baton incidents in 2014, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year (for example: 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 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 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.
6. a list of all officer involved shootings that were directed at a person from 2013-2020 (excluding shootings of animals and accidental discharges that are not directed at a person).
7. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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From: Vancouver Police Department

Thank you for submitting your request for the following public records: 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 reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2020 (for example: 15 taser incidents in 2018, 27 taser incidents in 2019, 3 baton incidents in 2013, 18 baton incidents in 2014, etc.)
2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year (for example: 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)
3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 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 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.
5. the total number of civilian complaints alleging criminal conduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.
6. a list of all officer involved shootings that were directed at a person from 2013-2020 (excluding shootings of animals and accidental discharges that are not directed at a person).
7. all information reported to the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data Collection program to date.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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Your request was received by the City of Vancouver, Washington, Police Records Division and has been assigned reference number P004570-081721 for tracking purposes.
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From: Vancouver Police Department

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08/25/2021
Sent via email to:  requests@muckrock.com
Samuel Sinyangwe
MuckRock News DEPT MR 117751 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144-2516
RE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUEST P004570-081721
Dear Mr. Sinyangwe:
This letter is an acknowledgement of your records request dated 8/17/2021 9:27:26 PM, for the following: 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 reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2020 (for example: 15 taser incidents in 2018, 27 taser incidents in 2019, 3 baton incidents in 2013, 18 baton incidents in 2014, etc.)2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year (for example: 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the tot
Due to the City’s other currently outstanding public records requests that we are processing, we anticipate the City will need until 10/15/2021 to locate and assemble the requested documents, notify third parties affected by the request pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, and to determine whether any of the information requested is exempt from disclosure.
You will be notified if additional time is required or if the requested records are ready earlier than the above referenced date. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the process of your request.
Sincerely,
Matt Oftedahl
Records Specialist

From: Vancouver Police Department

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10/14/2021
Sent via email to:  requests@muckrock.com
Samuel Sinyangwe
MuckRock News DEPT MR
117751 411A Highland Ave
Somerville MA 02144-2516
RE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUEST P004570-081721
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe:
This letter is an update on your records request dated 8/17/2021 9:27:26 PM, for the following: 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 reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2020 (for example: 15 taser incidents in 2018, 27 taser incidents in 2019, 3 baton incidents in 2013, 18 baton incidents in 2014, etc.)2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year (for example: 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the tot
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, the City of Vancouver notifies you that additional time is needed to ready the responsive documents you have requested and/or determine whether any of the information is exempt from disclosure.
Accordingly, we anticipate providing you with a response no later than 12/03/2021.
You will be notified if additional time is required or if the requested records are ready earlier.
Sincerely,
Matt Oftedahl
Records Specialist

From: Vancouver Police Department

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10/14/2021 Sent via email to:  requests@muckrock.com Samuel Sinyangwe MuckRock News DEPT MR 117751 411A Highland Ave Somerville MA 02144-2516 RE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REQUEST P004570-081721 Dear Samuel Sinyangwe: This letter is an update of your records request received by the City of Vancouver on 8/17/2021 9:27:26 PM. It is our understanding that you are requesting the following documents: 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 reported by the police department, separated by year and by type of force used from 2013-2020 (for example: 15 taser incidents in 2018, 27 taser incidents in 2019, 3 baton incidents in 2013, 18 baton incidents in 2014, etc.)2. the total number of civilian complaints alleging any form of law enforcement misconduct that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year (for example: 8 complaints in 2013, 2 complaints sustained in 2013, 4 complaints in 2014, 1 complaint sustained in 2014, etc.)3. the total number of civilian complaints alleging law enforcement use of excessive force that were reported and the total number sustained from 2013-2015, and 2020, separated by year.4. the total number of civilian complaints alleging biased policing or racial profiling that were reported and the tot This is a duplicate request of your submitted request P003967-072021 which we are currently processing. If the above interpretation of your request is incorrect, please clarify your request so the City may fully respond.  If you do not advise that we have misinterpreted your request in any way, then the City will conclude that it adequately determined the scope of your request and the City will consider your request closed. We are, therefore, closing this request. Sincerely, Matt Oftedahl Records Specialist

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