Sheriff Data Collection Request (2016-2020)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office of Yuma County, AZ.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by year, from 2016-2020 (for example, 302 use of force incidents in 2016, 287 use of force incidents in 2017, etc.)

2. the total number of use of force incidents, separated by type of force and year used from 2016-2020 (for example, information that specifies the number of taser incidents in 2016, baton incidents in 2016, etc.). Please include as part of this a breakdown of how many use of force incidents in each year were related to law enforcement operations and how many were related to correctional/custodial operations.

When available, I would appreciate being sent individualized data for each item in this request in spreadsheet format. If individualized data are unavailable, please send information that includes aggregate statistics for the item instead.

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 10 business days.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Yuma County Sheriff's Office


We are still gathering information related to your request. There is no date of completion at this time.

From: Yuma County Sheriff's Office

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office received your request for Public Records dated July 10, 2023. Attached please find information responsive to your request. If you have any questions, please contact me at (928) 539-7820 or via email at

Thank you,
Adriana Alvarado