WV police shootings

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the West Virginia State Police of West Virginia.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A spreadsheet listing all officer-involved shootings investigated by or otherwise reported to West Virginia state police from 2013-2023, including incident-level information specifying the date of each incident, race and gender of all subjects involved, what weapon if any they were armed with, any injuries or deaths resulting from the incident, the names of all officers involved, whether administrative investigations found the incidents to be justified under police department policy and any disciplinary actions taken against the officers as a result of the incident. If all aspects of this request are not available, please provide all relevant information responsive to this request.

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: West Virginia State Police

Mr. Sinyangwe,

In response to your Freedom of Information Act requesting all officer-involved shootings from 2013, 2023, the West Virginia State Police only maintains records concerning internal reports for the West Virginia State Police. Also, records are only available from 2018 to present.

Please find attached report, pursuant to your request, for all West Virginia State Police, officer involved shootings from 2018 to 2023, with the requested specifications.

Pursuant to West Virginia Code ยง 29B-1-3 et seq., the responsibility of the custodian of --any public records or public body to produce the requested records for documents is at an end.


Mendi Craddock

West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
Telephone: 304-746-2113
Fax: 304-746-2421

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