Police data collection project (Warren Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Warren Police Department of Warren, MI.
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Multi Request Police data collection project
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Warren Police Department

Dear S. Sinyangwe,

This office is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Request for Police Data Collection Project (Warren Police Department). The City of Warren processes all Freedom of Information requests under the provisions of the 1967 Federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. and MCL 15.243.

Your request has been denied pursuant to MCL 15.243(g). Please provide your full legal name and mailing address and we will revisit your request.

The Public Summary of the City's FOIA Procedures and Guidelines is available free of charge from: www.cityofwarren.org<http://www.cityofwarren.org>

As a result of this response you may do the following:

* Appeal the denial to the head of the public body pursuant to Section 10 of the Act. Appeals must be in writing, must specifically state the word "appeal," and must identify the reason or reasons for reversal of the denial. Written appeals shall be submitted to the FOIA Appeals Committee c/o City Council Office, 5460 Arden, Warren, MI 48092.

* Seek judicial review of the denial under Section 10 of the Act

You have the right to receive attorneys' fees and damages as provided in Section 10 if, after judicial review, the circuit court determines that the public body has not complied with Section 5 of the Act and orders disclosure of all or a portion of a public record.


James Wolfe, Sergeant
Technical Services Division


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