Wisconsin - Traffic Stop Data_1

Peninsula Press filed this request with the Wisconsin State Patrol of Wisconsin.
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From: Vignesh Ramachandran

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country. (I previously contacted your agency regarding record layout information about what datapoints your state collects and Jennifer Mobley provided the data field titles on an Excel spreadsheet.)

Pursuant to Wisconsin's Open Records act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting the raw data of traffic stops made in your state and laid out in your record description for the last ten (10) years. The fields of data include:

agencyAddressMunicipality
agencyAddressState
agencyAddressStreet
agencyAddressZipCode
agencyAgencySpace
agencyBFUNCAgencyCode
agencyDOTOfficerIdentificationNumber
agencyJurisdiction
agencyLawEnforcementType
agencyLocationID
agencyNameDepartment
agencyOfficerNameFirst
agencyOfficerNameLast
agencyOfficerNameMiddle
agencyOfficerRank
agencyORINumber
agencyPhoneNumber
agencyTASAgencyName
PrdKey
documentDocumentNumber
documentMachineNumber
documentPoliceNumber
documentTags
documentTracsPackNumber
documentTracsPatchNumber
documentWisconsinFormRevisionDate
documentWisconsinFormVersion
PrdKey
IndividualColKey
individualConsentReceived
individualConsentRequested
individualContraband
individualOtherContraband
individualOtherSearchBasis
individualProbationParoleFlag
individualRole
individualSearchBasis
individualSearchConducted
individualSequenceNumber
individualTracsLink
MultiKey
PrdKey
UnitGrp_IndividualGrp_lnk
LocationColKey
PrdKey
PrdKey
summaryDateOccurred
summaryDateReported
summaryOfficerInitiatedFlag
summaryOtherReason
summaryOtherReasonDetail
summaryOutcome
summaryReason
summaryReasonDetail
summaryTimeOccurred
summaryVideotapedFlag
MultiKey
PrdKey
UnitGrp_IndividualGrp_lnk
unitSequenceNumber
unitTotalPassengersSearched
VehicleColKey
vehicleConsentReceived
vehicleConsentRequested
vehicleContraband
vehicleNonWhitePassengerFlag
vehicleOtherContraband
vehicleOtherSearchBasis
vehiclePassengerCount
vehicleRecreationalVehicleMake
vehicleSearchBasis
vehicleSearchConducted
dateOfBirth
bodyStyle
vehicleType
plateNumber
plateType
recreationalVehicleMake
registrationExpirationYear
registrationIssuanceState
vehicleIdentificationNumber
ownerOrganizationType
phoneNumber
CollKey
color
make
model
modelYear
nameCompany
CollKey
countyDMV
crashUrbanFederalAreaCode
directionFromIntersection
urbanRuralClassCode
xCoordinate
yCoordinate
zCoordinate
roadwayZones
statePatrolDistrictNumber
structureNumber
structureType
surfaceType
trafficWay
onStreetName
populationClass
relationToIntersection
relationToRoadway
roadCurvature
roadTerrain
onHighwayDirection
onHighwayName
onHighwayType
onRoadwayLinkID
onRoadwayLinkOffset
onRoadwayType
locationOverrideFlag
longitude
municipalityDMV
municipalityType
numberOfTravelLanes
fromAtStreetName
highwayClassCode
highwayDistrictNumber
latitude
literalDescription
locationOnHighwayDirection
estimatedDistance
federalMunicipalityCode
fromAthighwayDirection
fromAtHighwayName
fromAtHighwayType
fromAtRoadwayType
dateOfBirth
addressMunicipality
CollKey
weight
AddressCountry
nameSuffix
ownerOrganizationType
phoneNumber
hairColor
height
nameCompany
commercialDriverLicense
driverLicenseExpirationYear
driverLicenseIssuanceState
driverLicenseNumber
entityType
eyeColor

These were all fields on the form provided by the state.

Additionally, if collected and not already included above, we’d like to request the incident date, incident time, violator race, violator sex, violator DOB, vehicle info (make/model/VIN), officer ID, officer race, what violation occurred and what type of enforcement took place.
The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically. We can accept the data in many common formats, including as CSV, spreadsheet or other database formats. Data can be emailed to vram@stanford.edu or uploaded to this Dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/request/ein5o6obSfgy6B6vjw49

In the event data has to be sent physically on a CD or portable drive, please mail to Peninsula Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,
Vignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305

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