Police data collection project (Wilmington Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Wilmington Police Department of Wilmington, DE.
Multi Request Police data collection project
Due Aug. 10, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Samuel Sinyangwe


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Delaware 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

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Wilmington Police Department

A new entry to a form/survey has been submitted.
Form Name: Public Records Request - Police
Date & Time: 08/18/2020 3:04 PM
Response #: 492
Submitter ID: 21361
IP address: 108.7.160.101
Time to complete: 1 min. , 11 sec.
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1. Requestor


Name Samuel Sinyangwe

Mailing Address 411A Highland Ave

Floor/Suite/Apt # MR98440

City Somerville

State Massachusetts

Zip Code: 02144

Phone (617) 299-1832

Email Address requests@muckrock.com


2. Records Requested


Be as specific as you can, describing types of records, dates, party(ies) to correspondence, subject matter, etc. The City of Wilmington ("City") will make every reasonable effort to assist you in identifying the records being sought. Requests for voluminous records may be
delayed. To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Delaware 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

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Samuel Sinyangwe

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3. There may be costs involved in responding to your request. Specifically, copies are $.10 per page (the first 20 pages of standard-sized, black and white copies are provided free of charge). Payment shall be in cash, by money order, business check or certified check made payable to the City of Wilmington. (Identification may be requested.) You may be required to examine the records at City offices.


Please contact me if costs will be greater than $ 25



Within 15 business days from receipt of your request, the City will: provide
you with access to the records, deny your request, or state that additional time is needed.

NOTICE: Under Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del. C. §§10001-10006 ("FOIA"), a FOIA request or petition, along with any information contained therein or any documents attached thereto, submitted to any "public body" subject to FOIA, including, without limitation, any board, bureau, commission, department, agency or committee of the State, may itself be deemed a "public record" subject to disclosure under FOIA. (http://delcode.delaware.gov/title29/c100/index.shtml)
FOIA Contact Persons by Department (https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/home/showdocument?id=626)

Thank you,
Wilmington, DE
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From: Wilmington Police Department

Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,

The City of Wilmington is in receipt of your August 18th, 2020 request for public records under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. Pursuant to McBurney v. Young, 569 U.S. 221 (2013), your request is denied because you are not a Delaware citizen; however, the below link is statistical information that is on our city website and made public each.

https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/government/public-safety/wilmington-police-department/office-of-professional-standards/law-enforcement-accreditation

Regards,

__________________________________________
Lieutenant Arthur J. Gliem
Wilmington Department of Police Support Services Division - Commanding Officer
300 N. Walnut Street Wilmington, DE 19801 | *: 302.576.3613 | *: arthur.gliem@cj.state.de.us<mailto:arthur.gliem@cj.state.de.us>

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