City policies regarding Civilian Oversight of Police (Wichita Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Wichita Police Department of Wichita, KS.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.

If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Cobble, Mary

Mr. Sinyangwe, attached are records responsive to your duplicate requests regarding the civilian oversight structure of the Wichita Police Department. Because the documents were readily available and posted on the city's website (, fees under K.S.A. 45-218(f) and K.S.A. 45-219 have been waived. Your requests are considered complete and closed.

Mary J. Cobble | Legal Secretary | City Attorney's Office | City of Wichita
City Hall - 13th Floor | 455 N. Main Street | Wichita, KS 67202-1689
TEL 316.268.4681 | FAX 316.268.4335

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