Press Releases where suspects ethnicity is given.

anthony thomsen made this Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police

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The request was refused by Humberside Police.

Dear Humberside Police,

I refer to your response of FOI request 2013-00556 dated
29 April, 2013 concerning any force policy on the releasing of details of )non)and ethnic minority suspects.

In following the ACPO Communications Advisory Group Guidelines relating to the release
of suspect details, I understand the force would not ordinarily release the ethnicity of a suspect unless exceptional circumstances dictated that
you needed to.

Please could you specify how many times the police have allowed this information in press releases over the last 3 years with a breakdown of the following.

How many times has the force released the descriptions of IC1 individuals in press releases and how many has the force witheld this information of IC1 ethnicity.

Also how many times has the force released the ethnicity of Non IC1 suspects and again how many times it has not divulged non IC1 descriptions given in press release.

And to clarify what are classed as exceptional circumstances where this information would be witheld

Yours faithfully,

anthony thomsen

Whitfield, Sarah 8480,

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Our Ref:F-2013-01881

09 December, 2013

Dear Mr. Thomsen,

Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on 05 December, 2013, in which you requested details of the following:

Release of ethnicity details of suspects released by the police in press releases over the last 3 years

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Humberside Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If you chose not to make a payment then your request will remain unanswered.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

We anticipate being able to provide you with the information that you have requested on or before 07 January, 2014.

Should you need to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact the unit.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Whitfield
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578031
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Police Headquarters
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
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Waller, Paul 8065, Humberside Police

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Our Ref:F-2013-01822

20 December, 2013

Dear Mr. Thomsen,

Thank you for your request for information regarding racially aggravated offences.

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and a relevant response is attached above

The following should be read in conjunction with the attachment above:

1) The information owner within the force has confirmed that the data above was retrieved using racially and religious offences as the crime flag to retrieve the data.

2) We do not hold prosecution data. May I suggest that you approach the courts for this data within the Humberside force area

3) The number of arrests is not indicative of the number of crimes recorded. A person could be arrested for a number of racially or religiously aggravated offences on the same detention log but they would only appear once as being arrested. Also the system used provides data unique to the arrest and not the person. Throughout the year, an individual could be arrested many times for the same offence type with the result counted as the number of detentions and not the number of people detained. Hence figures provided could prove different to the numbers submitted to the Home Office.

All forces collate and store the data that comes to them in different ways. Indeed some information could be retrieved by this force and not by others. Similarly the opposite could also apply.

Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

If I can be of any further assistance on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Waller
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578031
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Police Headquarters
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
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Dear Waller, Paul 8065,

Thankyou for your response however the actually request is regarding Press releases (information given to press agencies)

Yours sincerely,

anthony thomsen

Waller, Paul 8065,

I am now away from the office until 30 Dec 2013. Upon my return I will
deal with your email. If it is urgent, please contact either Angela
Clement on 01482 578055 James Green on (01482) 578006.

 

Internet Email should not be treated as a secure means of communication.
To ensure regulatory compliance Humberside Police monitors all Internet
Email activity and content. This communication is intended for the
addressee(s) only. Unauthorised use or disclosure of the content may be
unlawful. If you are not a named addressee, you must not disclose, copy,
print, or in any other way use or rely on the data contained in this
transmission. If received in error you should notify the sender
immediately and delete this Email Humberside Police routinely checks
e-mails for computer viruses. However addressees are advised to conduct
their own virus checks of all e-mails, & any attachments). Opinions
expressed in this document may not be official policy. Thank you for your
co-operation. Humberside Police

Waller, Paul 8065,

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07 January, 2014

Dear Mr. Thomsen,

Thank you for your request for information dated 05 December, 2013 concerning Release of ethnicity details of suspects released by the police in press releases over the last 3 years.

This is to inform you that all information relating to your request has been considered and a relevant response has been attached.

Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

If I can be of any further assistance on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Waller
Information Compliance Officer
+44 (1482) 578031
Humberside Police
Corporate Development Branch
Information Compliance Unit
Police Headquarters
Priory Road
Kingston Upon Hull
HU5 5SF
Fax:+44 (1482) 305002

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Internet Email should not be treated as a secure means of communication. To ensure regulatory compliance Humberside Police monitors all Internet Email activity and content. This communication is intended for the addressee(s) only. Unauthorised use or disclosure of the content may be unlawful. If you are not a named addressee, you must not disclose, copy, print, or in any other way use or rely on the data contained in this transmission. If received in error you should notify the sender immediately and delete this Email Humberside Police routinely checks e-mails for computer viruses. However addressees are advised to conduct their own virus checks of all e-mails, & any attachments). Opinions expressed in this document may not be official policy. Thank you for your co-operation. Humberside Police