NPD Open Data Portal

spreadsheet PDI Use of Force 2016, (incident level data)

Our officers are required to complete a Use of Force report every time they use any sort of physical force on a subject.  Each individual officer for every event must complete it.  This means that if we deal with one non-compliant subject and three officers respond there will be three separate Use of Force reports completed.  These reports are first reviewed by the officer’s supervisor, then a Defensive Tactics Instructor, then the Training Coordinator, and finally the Captain of Operations.  At each level the reviewers check the report to ensure that all of the necessary details are documented and that the use of force was in compliance with NPD policy.  Those forms are retained and at the conclusion of each calendar year the chief reviews the summary information.
Upon review of the data from 2016, we used force on 81 subjects, compared to 74 in 2015.  We noted that 56% of those subjects were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  We also determined that 44 uses of force involved subjects who were taken into custody as an arrest or who were placed into protective custody.  The remaining 37 involved individuals who required hospitalization, who were in mental health crisis, or who were involved in other circumstances.  We took 1,001 people into custody in 2016, so that means that we used force with 4.39% of our detainees.  When we did use force only 13 people (16%) of all 81 reported any injuries.  It’s also notable that the great majority of injuries reported involved minor cuts and abrasions.  We also observed that most of the force used was physical force such as armbar takedowns and wrist locks.  These are hands-on techniques that do not involve any sort of equipment.  Also notable is that while many people believe that batons are only used as impact weapons such as striking a subject, they are also used as leverage tools.  When used in this manner, officers do not use strikes to the body but instead place the baton against specific points on the body to maintain control of a subject.
In the data set that we have released we do not include dates and addresses in order to protect the privacy of the people involved.  Also, we use IMC as our internal software system.  This is where all of our reports and dispatch information are documented.  The system has set parameters that we must work within.  The race and ethnicity categories are limited to those that are presented in this table.  We recognize that there are more ethnicities than Hispanic or Non-Hispanic, but our system does not allow us to record more extensive ethnicities in the drop-down boxes.  Finally, there are asterisks in some areas.  This is because those cases are redacted and we are prohibited from releasing information on these calls by the public records laws.  Examples of such cases include domestic violence, sexual assault, or cases involving juveniles.

 

2016 Use of Force Data            
Event # Call Type Time of Day Subject Weapon Subject Age Subject Gender Subject Race Subject Ethnicity Alcohol Drugs PD Force Type # of Officers Arrest or ProtectiveCustody Subject Injured- If yes, type: Officer Injured- If yes, type:
1 Self Inflicted Bodily Injury 9:40 PM Yes 53 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Emergency Restraint Chair 1 Arrest No No
2 Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest 6:30 PM No 22 M White Hispanic Alcohol Emergency Restraint Chair 3 Arrest No No
3 Redacted* 3:30 AM No 23 F White Hispanic None Emergency Restraint Chair, Physical Force 5 Arrest No No
4 Disorderly Conduct, Assault&Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest 12:50 AM No 25 F Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol O.C. Spray 2 Arrest No Assaulted in the face
5 Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Assault&Battery on a Police Officer 2:24 AM No 34 M Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol O.C. Spray 2 Arrest No No
6 Section 12- Mental Health 10:57 AM No 28 M White Non-Hisp. None 40 MM Displayed 1 PC No No
7 Disturbance, Malicious Damage +$250, Breach of the Peace 10:30 AM No 52 M Black Non-Hisp. None 40 MM Displayed 1 PC No No
8 Section 12- Mental Health 9:04 AM No 26 M White Non-Hisp. None 40 MM Displayed 2 PC No No
9 Redacted* 4:12 PM No 14 M White Non-Hisp. None Arm Bar Take-Down 3 Arrest No No
10 Protective Custody 8:00 PM No 50 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Arm Bar Take-Down, Rear Wrist Lock 3 PC No No
11 Section 12- Mental Health 7:48 AM No 65 M White Non-Hisp. None Rear Wrist Lock 2 PC No No
12 Section 12- Mental Health 11:44 AM No 62 F White Non-Hisp. Drugs Rear Wrist Lock 2 PC No No
13 Redacted* 6:08 PM No 22 F Hispanic Hispanic None Physical Force, Tackle 1 Arrest No No
14 Protective Custody 7:13 PM No 44 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Left Handed Push to Torso 1 PC No No
15 Assist Other Agency, Aggressive With Hospital Staff 10:25 AM No 23 M Black Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position, Rear Wrist Lock 2 PC No No
16 Drug Investigation 2:44 AM No 28 M White Non-Hisp. None Escorted to Ground 2 Arrest No No
17 Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest  1:42 AM No 22 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock 2 Arrest Shoulder injury No
18 Section 12- Mental Health 11:12 PM No 34 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Non-Compliant Escort Position, Rear Wrist Lock 1 PC No No
19 Redacted* 5:21 PM No * F White Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 PC No No
20 Protective Custody 2:47 PM No 45 M Hispanic Hispanic Alcohol Double Rear Wrist Lock 3 PC No No
21 Section 12- Mental Health 10:32 AM No 53 F White Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 PC No No
22 Traffic Stop 2:55 AM No 24 F Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol Pulled From Vehicle, Rear Wrist Lock 3 Arrest No No
23 Disorderly Conduct 9:30 PM No 52 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock, Arm Bar Take-Down 2 Arrest No No
24 Section 12- Mental Health 10:17 AM No 55 F White Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position 1 PC No No
25 Redacted* 11:16 AM No * M White Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position 1 PC No No
26 Redacted* 4:46 PM No * M White Non-Hisp. None Arm Bar Take-Down 1 PC No No
27 Section 12- Mental Health 3:46 PM No 21 F White Non-Hisp. None Forced to Ground 1 PC No No
28 Redacted* 11:00 PM No 24 M Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock 2 Arrest No No
29 Assault&Battery on a Police Officer 4:36 AM No 36 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol, Drugs Non-Compliant Escort Position, Rear Wrist Lock 3 Arrest No No
30 Possession Class A, Resisting Arrest, Assault&Battery on a Police Officer, Intimidation of Witness 1:13 PM No 24 F White Non-Hisp. Drugs Double Rear Wrist Lock 1 Arrest No Right index finger injury
31 Redacted* 9:57 AM No * F Black Non-Hisp. None Body Restrained 2 Arrest Bumped head No
32 Section 12- Mental Health 5:24 AM No 58 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock 2 PC No No
33 Section 12- Mental Health 5:23 PM No 19 F White Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 PC No No
34 Redacted* 6:33 PM No * M White Non-Hisp. None Forced arms into handcuff position 2 Arrest No No
35 Assault&Battery, Resisting Arrest 4:44 PM No 44 M White Non-Hisp. None Rear Wrist Lock 2 Arrest No No
36 Drunk/Incapacitated, Protective Custody 12:51 AM No 26 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock 2 PC No No
37 Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Class A 5:12 PM No 43 M White Non-Hisp. None Tackled, Forced Arms into Handcuff Position 3 Arrest No No
38 B&E, Mal. Damage Over $250 10:07 PM No 39 M Hispanic Hispanic Alcohol Physical Force, Tackle 1 Arrest No No
39 Section 12- Mental Health 2:23 PM No * M White Non-Hisp. None Physical Force, Carried 1 PC No No
40 Section 12- Mental Health 12:33 AM No 18 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Arm Bar Take-Down 1 PC No No
41 Redacted* 1:07 AM No 45 M Hispanic Non-Hisp. Alcohol Escorted to Ground 2 Arrest No No
42 Redacted* 2:29 AM No 22 M Hispanic Hispanic Alcohol, Drugs Rear Wrist Lock, Takedown 2 Arrest No No
43 Redacted* 2:54 AM No 44 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Arm Bar Take-Down 1 Arrest No No
44 Disturbance, Unwanted Guest 9:49 PM No 21 M White Non-Hisp. None Rear Wrist Lock 2 Arrest No No
45 Section 12- Mental Health 2:13 PM No 37 M White Non-Hisp. Drugs Body Restrained 5 PC No No
46 Trespass 2:21 AM No 20 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Non-Compliant Escort Position 1 Arrest No No
47 Section 12- Mental Health 6:12 PM No 64 M White Non-Hisp. None Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 PC No No
48 Section 12- Mental Health 7:40 AM No 44 F White Non-Hisp. Drugs Rear Wrist Lock 2 PC No No
49 Section 12- Mental Health 12:15 AM No 57 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 PC No No
50 Protective Custody 10:44 PM No 57 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock, Non-Compliant Escort Position 3 PC Marks from handcuffs No
51 Disorderly, Resisting Arrest, Assault&Battery on a Police Officer 2:04 AM No 34 M Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol O.C. Spray, Arm Bar Take-Down, Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 Arrest No No
52 Redacted* 11:07 AM No * M White Non-Hisp. None Firmly Held Right Arm to Prevent Escape 1 PC No No
53 Disturbing the Peace, Resisting Arrest 8:06 AM No 38 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock, Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 Arrest No No
54 Medical Emergency 5:09 AM No 50 M Hispanic Hispanic None Body Restrained 2 PC No No
55 Warrant Arrest 9:40 AM No 50 F Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol Rear Wrist Lock, Non-Compliant Escort Position 2 Arrest No No
56 Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest 12:04 AM No 25 M Hispanic Hispanic Alcohol Physical Force, Peroneal Knee Strike 2 Arrest No No
57 Redacted* 2:00 PM No 15 F White Non-Hisp. None Rear Wrist Lock 1 PC No No
58 Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Poss w/ Intent Class B, Consp to Violate Drug Law 2:56 AM No 26 F White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Double Rear Wrist Lock 2 Arrest No No
59 Disorderly Conduct, Resist Arrest, Open Container 4:13 PM No 45 M Hispanic Hispanic Alcohol Arm Bar Take-Down 2 Arrest Yes, minor scratches on hands No
60 OUI Liquor, OUI Drugs, Leave Scene of Property Damage, Resisting Arrest 1:48 AM No 27 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol, Drugs Pulled From Scaling Fence, Rear Wrist Lock 1 Arrest Lacerations from chainlink fence Lacerations From chainlink fence
61 Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest 10:12 AM No 56 M White Non-Hisp. None Defensive Leg Kick, Body Restrained 2 Arrest Facial lacerations No
62 Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Disturbance Investigation 3:50 PM No 58 M Hispanic Hispanic None Physical Force, Arm Bar Take-Down 2 Arrest No No
63 Possession of Class B 2:35 AM No 31 F White Non-Hisp. Drugs Physical Force, Rear Wrist Lock 2 Arrest Right shoulder pain No
64 Possession of Class A, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest 6:28 PM No 26 M White Non-Hisp. None Forced arms into handcuff position 1 Arrest Abrasions to Forehead and Hands No
65 Disorderly Conduct 1:00 AM No 19 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Physical Force, Body Restrained 1 Arrest Self-Inflicted cut on bridge of nose No
66 Warrant, Resisting Arrest, Assault&Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct 1:41 AM No 44 F Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol Physical Force, Body Restrained 2 Arrest Cut on lip No
67 Trespass 12:52 AM No 56 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Baton Wrist Lock 1 Arrest No No
68 Disorderly Conduct & Resisting Arrest 1:42 AM No * M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Baton 2 No No No
69 Disorderly Conduct & Resisting Arrest 1:42 AM No * M Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol Baton 2 No No No
70 Redacted* 2:00 PM No * F White Non-Hisp. None Baton Support Arm Lock 1 PC No No
71 Disorderly Conduct 4:12 AM No 35 M White Non-Hisp. Drugs Baton Arm Lock, O.C. Spray, Physical Force 3 Arrest Self-Inflicted scrapes on torso, arms, and face No
72 Traffic Stop, Larceny Over, Aggravated Shoplifting 11:06 AM No 31 M Black Non-Hisp. None Firearm Displayed 2 Arrest No No
73 Self-Infliected Knife Wound 7:55 PM Yes 53 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Firearm Displayed 1 PC Self-Inflicted Knife Wound No
74 Reported Firearm Possession 12:52 AM No 19 M Hispanic Hispanic None Firearm Displayed 1 Arrest No No
75 Report of Fight With Possible Weapon Involvement 5:46 AM Yes 24 M Hispanic Hispanic None Firearm Displayed 3 Arrest No No
76 Suspect Threatening People With Firearm 5:42 PM Yes 32 M Hispanic Hispanic None Firearm Displayed 3 Arrest No No
77 Disorderly Conduct, Carrying Dangerous Weapon 5:10 PM Yes 31 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol Firearm Displayed 2 Arrest No No
78 Domestic Disturbance 7:51 AM No 29 M White Non-Hisp. None Firearm Displayed 2 No No No
79 Disorderly Conduct, Carrying Dangerous Weapon 9:54 PM Yes 27 M Black Non-Hisp. Alcohol Firearm Displayed, Physical Force 3 Arrest Ankle injury from prior fight; face and arm lacerations. No
80 Section 12- Mental Health, Reported Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound 2:43 PM Yes 40 M White Non-Hisp. Alcohol, Drugs Firearm Displayed 3 PC No No
81 Fail to Stop for Police 2:34 PM No 47 M Black Non-Hisp. None Firearm Displayed 2 Arrest No No

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