Stop and search

Victory E.L made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire Constabulary

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Cheshire Constabulary.

Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

I would like to request information on the following:

1. The number of people tasered in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

2. How many people tasered in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black.

3. How many stop and searches did you carry out in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

4. How many of those stopped and searched in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black.

Yours faithfully,

Victory E.L

Requests, Cheshire Constabulary

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Dear Victory,

 

I have received your Freedom of Information request, however Section
8(1)(b) of the act requires the requester to state their real name and not
a pseudonym for the request to be valid. Please provide your full name so
that your request can be logged.

 

If I do not receive a response within 2 months I will consider the request
closed.

 

Best regards,

 

George McEvoy

Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Phone: 01606 362384| Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk |
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Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

I would like to request information on the following:

1. The number of people tasered in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

2. How many people tasered in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black.

3. How many stop and searches did you carry out in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

4. How many of those stopped and searched in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black.

Yours faithfully,

Victory Lhoni

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 06/08/2020 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 04/09/2020.

Please note that you will not receive a response if you have previously
been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

Please contact us by email at [1][email address] if you
have any further enquiries.

Regards

The Requests Team
Information Compliance
Cheshire Constabulary HQ
Clemonds Hey
Oakmere Road
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2UA

Tel :: 01606 362384

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Dear Victory Lhoni,

 

YOUR REQUEST:
I would like to request information on the following:

1. The number of people tasered in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

2. How many people tasered in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black.

3. How many stop and searches did you carry out in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

4. How many of those stopped and searched in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were
black.

 

OUR RESPONSE:

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at
s1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held.  The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information
that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are relied upon
Section 17 of the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a
notice which: a) states that fact; b) specifies the exemptions in question
and c) state (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption(s) applies.

 

From our preliminary assessment we are unable to provide this as it would
exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This is currently £450. The basis for this
calculation is the cost of retrieving the data to answer your questions.

 

When a TASER is used by an officer this must be recorded, this includes
when a TASER is drawn, aimed, arched, ‘red-dotted’, fired and drive
stunned. To satisfy your request and establish the ethnicity of the
subject, we would need to manually check these forms. This request covers
a large number of years, in 2019/20 there were 45 cases where a TASER was
‘fired’ by an officer, in 2018/19 there were 44 cases. Working on an
average of 30 a year over a 15 year period this would total in 450, to
check each cases for ethnicity this would take 5 minutes per record which
would be in excess of 37 hours worth of work.

 

Your request is also inclusive of the 2017/18 period, during this period a
dual recording process was in place. To establish the requested data,
prior to checking the ethnicity we would have to manually cross reference
the original forms which were submitted with the newer PiPs reports which
were submitted. I would also add that officers submit one use of form per
officer per subject, so where there were multiple officer/subjects on
scene, to identify repeat individuals in the available dataset we would
need to manually check each incident. In 2017/18 alone we had 430
completed Taser forms, this number does not take into account the PiPs
reports. Your entire request is therefore refused on cost.

 

However to assist we may be able to provide the data for the periods
2018/19 and 2019/20 as this would not include the period with the dual
recording process.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards,

 

George McEvoy

Request Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Information Compliance | Cheshire Constabulary | Clemonds Hey | Oakmere
Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Visit [1]www.cheshire.police.uk | [2]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk | Follow
[3]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire on Twitter | Like [4]Cheshire Police
and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook

 

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Dear Requests,

I would like to request information on the following:

1. The number of people tasered in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

2. How many people tasered in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black.

3. How many stop and searches did you carry out in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

4. How many of those stopped and searched in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were
black.

Yours sincerely,
Victory E.L

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 21/10/2020 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 18/11/2020.

Please note that you will not receive a response if you have previously
been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

Please contact us by email at [1][email address] if you
have any further enquiries.

Regards

The Requests Team
Information Compliance
Cheshire Constabulary HQ
Clemonds Hey
Oakmere Road
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2UA

Tel :: 01606 362384

This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify
the sender if received in error. Internet email is not to be treated as a
secure means of communication. The Constabulary monitors all Internet and
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Dear V. Lhoni

 

YOUR REQUEST:

1. The number of people tasered in  2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. 

2. How many people tasered in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were black. 

3. How many stop and searches did you carry out in  2017, 2018, 2019,
2020. 

4. How many of those stopped and searched in  2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 were
black.

 

 

OUR RESPONSE:

 

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act, our response is as
follows:

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at s1(1)(a)
is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is
held. The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has been
confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon Section 17 of
the FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which: a)
states that fact; b) specifies the exemptions in question and c) state (if
that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption(s) applies.

 

From our preliminary assessment we are unable to provide this as it would
exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This is currently £450. The basis for this
calculation is the cost of retrieving the data to answer your questions.

 

When a TASER is used by an officer this must be recorded, this includes
when a TASER is drawn, aimed, arched, ‘red-dotted’, fired and drive
stunned. To satisfy your request and establish the ethnicity of the
subject, we would need to manually check these forms.  

 

Your request is inclusive of the 2017/18 period, during this period a dual
recording process was in place. To establish the requested data, prior to
checking the ethnicity we would have to manually cross reference the
original forms which were submitted with the newer PiPs reports which were
submitted.  Officers submit one use of form per officer per subject, so
where there were multiple officer/subjects on scene, to identify repeat
individuals in the available dataset we would need to manually check each
one. In 2017/18 alone we had 430 completed Taser forms, this number does
not take into account the PiPs reports.    It would take approximately 5
minutes per form equating to in excess of 35 hours work.   Your entire
request is therefore refused on cost.

 

However to assist we may be able to provide the data for the periods
2018/19 and 2019/20 as this would not include the period with the dual
recording process.

 

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards

 

 

Sandra Coleman - Requests Compliance Officer

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Clemonds Hey | Oakmere Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

Phone: 01606 362384 | Email: [1][email address]

Visit [2]www.cheshire.police.uk | [3]www.cheshirefire.gov.uk

Follow [4]@cheshirepolice and @CheshireFire on Twitter

Like [5]Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook

 

 

 

This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Please notify
the sender if received in error. Internet email is not to be treated as a
secure means of communication. The Constabulary monitors all Internet and
email activity and requires it is used for official communications only.
Thank you for your co-operation.

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