Stop and search

Victory E.L made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Merseyside Police.

Dear Merseyside Police,

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

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Dear Applicant,

 

Reference No: DJ 2020-0637 MERPOL

 

I write in connection with your request for information received
concerning:

 

(Paraphrased)    Statistical information in respect of the use of TASER
and Stop & Search powers.

 

I have today been directed by the senior decision maker in this case, the
PNC & Data Access Manager to advise you that the cost of providing you
with the information is above the amount to which the Force is legally
required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the
information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. It is estimated
that it would cost take in excess of 18 hours work to comply with your
request, which equates to the cost limit. Please see the response table
for further information.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts
as a Refusal Notice.

 

You may wish to consider resubmitting a refined application, having
considered the reason why the cost exemption is engaged, so that the new
application is within cost.

 

Response table - Section 12 cost exemption: Please see the response table
for further information as to why the cost exemption is engaged in this
case.

 

Information disclosed under the provisions of Section 16 of the Act is
also shown on the response table by way of assistance to you. A public
interest test is similarly provided under the provisions of section 16 of
the Act to indicate why the substantive exemption in section 22 would
apply to data for 2020, has the whole exemption not have been covered by
section 12.

 

Complainant Rights:

Your attention is drawn to the below attached notice which details your
right of complaint.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

 

D Jackson

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit

F.O.I. Team

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1677

E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

 

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You should make your complaint in writing or by e-mail to:

 

Merseyside Police

Force Information Governance Manager

Police Headquarters (CSD)

PO Box 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

 

E-mail  [1][email address] – In subject line show REQUEST FOR
INTERNAL REVIEW

Followed by the application number

 

 

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            What the original request was

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            The nature of the complaint

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to you to advise the outcome of your complaint.

 

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disputes the information in the response provided, will be treated as an
internal review, whether specifically stated as such or not.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the results of your complaint you have the
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

WILMSLOW

SK9 5AF

 

More information is available from the Information Commissioner's website

 

http://www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

I would like to request information on the following:

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

2. How many people tasered in 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 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

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

Yours sincerely,

Victory E.L

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

1 Atodiad

Dear Applicant,

 

Reference No: DJ 2020- 0784 MERPOL

 

I write in connection with your request for information received
concerning:

 

(Paraphrased)    Statistical information in respect of police use of Taser
and stop & search powers.

 

I have today been directed by the senior decision maker in this case, the
PNC & Data Access Manager to advise you that the cost of providing you
with the information is above the amount to which the Force is legally
required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the
information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. It is estimated
that it would cost take in excess of 18 hours work to comply with your
request, which equates to the cost limit. Please see the response table
for further information.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts
as a Refusal Notice.

 

Included within the response table are notes of other exemption provisions
which would be engaged, had section 12 not been engaged. Where section 12
is engaged in respect of one part of an application, it applies to the
whole application.

 

You may wish to consider resubmitting a refined application, having
considered the reason why the cost exemption is engaged, so that the new
application is within cost, but also noting where other exemptions would
be engaged, so as not to request information which will engage an
exemption provision.

 

Response table - Section 12 cost exemption: Please see the response table
for further information as to why the cost exemption is engaged in this
case.

 

Information disclosed under the provisions of Section 16 of the Act is
also shown on the response table by way of assistance to you.

 

Complainant Rights:

Your attention is drawn to the below attached notice which details your
right of complaint.

 

Yours faithfully

 

DJackson

 

D Jackson

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit

F.O.I. Team

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1677

E-mail: [Merseyside Police request email]

 

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Making a complaint or appeal about your Freedom of Information response

We accept that sometimes you may not agree with the decision we’ve made
about your Freedom of Information request. If this is the case there is an
internal complaints procedure that you should follow. Request for an
internal review should normally be made within two months of receipt of
the FOI response.

 

You should make your complaint in writing or by e-mail to:

 

Merseyside Police

Force Information Governance Manager

Police Headquarters (CSD)

PO Box 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

 

E-mail  [1][email address] – In subject line show REQUEST FOR
INTERNAL REVIEW

Followed by the application number

 

 

It should detail:

            What the original request was

            The individual reference number (stated above)

            The nature of the complaint

            Why you feel you should have received more information

 

 

Your complaint will be fully investigated and will be dealt with by a
staff member who was not involved in the original decision. We will write
to you to advise the outcome of your complaint.

 

Any correspondence which challenges any exemption provision used or
disputes the information in the response provided, will be treated as an
internal review, whether specifically stated as such or not.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the results of your complaint you have the
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

WILMSLOW

SK9 5AF

 

More information is available from the Information Commissioner's website

 

http://www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
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If you have received this email in error please notify the sender as soon
as possible. This footnote confirms that all reasonable steps have been
taken to ensure that this email message has been swept for the presence of
computer viruses. The views expressed in this communication may not
necessarily be the views of Merseyside Police. All communications,
including telephone calls and electronic messages to and from Merseyside
Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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1. mailto:[email address]

Dear Merseyside Police,

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, Merseyside Police

Your email to the Merseyside Police Freedom of Information (FOI) in box is
acknowledged.

 

If it contains an initial (new) request under FOI it will be dealt with in
accordance with section 10 of the Act which means that you are entitled to
receive a response no later than 20 working days after the first working
day* on which your request is received.

 

Other arrangements may apply if a fees notice is issued or if the time
period is extended in order that public interest considerations of our
response may take place. Section 10 also allows public authorities to
apply variations to the normal 20 working day timescale in some limited
circumstances.

 

Due to the volume of e-mail correspondence and FOI applications received,
the Force regrets that individual acknowledgement e-mails will not be sent
even if specifically requested.

 

If the correspondence cannot be dealt with as FOI, it will be forwarded
internally and you will be advised of the location. Any related
communication must be direct to the identified location and not the FOI
e-mail address.

 

*The ‘working day’ is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday,
Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the
Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of the United Kingdom.
The first reckonable day is the working day after the working day of
receipt.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within
statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be
unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to
process your request as quickly as is practicable.

 

============================================================
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the sender as soon
as possible. This footnote confirms that all reasonable steps have been
taken to ensure that this email message has been swept for the presence of
computer viruses. The views expressed in this communication may not
necessarily be the views of Merseyside Police. All communications,
including telephone calls and electronic messages to and from Merseyside
Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

1 Atodiad

Freedom of Information – DJ 2020-x0932 MERPOL  

  (Please quote reference number in all correspondence)

 

Dear Applicant,

 

I write in connection with your request for information received by
Merseyside Police concerning:

 

(Summary of request) Information related to police use of force and stop
and search powers.

 

Your request for information has been considered and Merseyside Police is
not obliged to supply the information that you have requested.

 

Section 17, Freedom of Information Act, 2000, requires Merseyside Police,
when refusing to provide such information (because the information is
exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:

(a) States that fact,

(b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and

(c) States (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

Section 14(1) & (2) Vexatious and repeated requests.

 

Please refer to the attached response table for full information in
relation to the above provisions engaged in this case.

 

 

Complainant Rights:

Your attention is drawn to the below attached notice which details your
right of complaint.

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
to (or e-mail) me at the below address.  Please see the next page in
respect of challenges to the response made.

 

Yours faithfully

 

D. Jackson

D. Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Data Access Unit

PO Box 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

E-mail: [1][Merseyside Police request email]

 

 

Internal review and complaint process.

 

 

The Force accepts that you may not be content with the response to the
Freedom of Information Act application.  If you are dissatisfied with the
results of your application you have the right to an internal review by
writing (letter or e-mail) to the

 

Information Assurance Coordinator,

Merseyside Police (CSD)

PO Box 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

If using e-mail, Please include the text REQUEST FOR INTERNAL REVIEW in
the subject line followed by the FOI application reference number shown at
the top of the e-mail.

 

E-mail  [2][Merseyside Police request email]

 

The correspondence must state the reason why you are not satisfied with
the response and should normally be made within the time scale shown below
in italics.

 

Any correspondence which challenges any exemption provision used or
disputes the information in the response provided, will be treated as an
internal review, whether specifically stated as such or not.

 

Alternatively, you may seek to appeal to the Information Commissioner who
can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

WILMSLOW

SK9 5AF

 

The below is an extract from the Information Commissioner's website.

 

You should first complain to the authority and ask it to conduct an
internal review. For freedom of information complaints we recommend that
you do this as soon as possible and within two months of receiving the
authority’s final response

 

For environmental information complaints you should make your complaint
within 40 working days.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office recommends that public authorities
carry out internal reviews within 20 working days. Under Environmental
Regulations Information there is a legal requirement that internal reviews
must be carried out as soon as possible and within 40 working days.

 

Additional information is available on the ICO website at:

 

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If you have received this email in error please notify the sender as soon
as possible. This footnote confirms that all reasonable steps have been
taken to ensure that this email message has been swept for the presence of
computer viruses. The views expressed in this communication may not
necessarily be the views of Merseyside Police. All communications,
including telephone calls and electronic messages to and from Merseyside
Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.
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