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XML Schema, XML Complaint Example
2015-2019

Total Survey Questions
196 Multiple Choice *50
123 Open-Ended *39
10 Numeric *1
Unique Data Fields
133 Multiple Choice *40
65 Open-Ended *11
6 Numeric *1
Survey Branching Tree
545 Nodes Total
118 Looped Nodes
13 Loops Total
About this map

This document shows all questions asked in this user survey. Some questions are conditional depending on previous responses ( e.g. , ). The left side of this branching tree shows the plain text of the questions and responses presented to the user. The right side of this tree shows where the user's responses will be stored in the database design.

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Data Manip: New complaints Record , com_status = Incomplete , com_type = Unreviewed
complaints
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Branch Title Basic Info Section
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Branch Title Tell Your Story
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Page #36 /u/complaint/your-role

Your Role

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Your Involvement
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Data Manip: New civilians Record , civ_is_creator = Y
civilians
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Radio *
How were you involved with this incident?
I was a victim. I experienced police misconduct. I was a witness. I was at the scene and saw police misconduct against someone else. I was not at the scene, but I'm helping a victim or a witness submit this complaint. I was not at the scene, but I'm upset about police brutality on the news or on the internet.​
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Checkbox *
In most places, reporting false allegations against police officers is a crime. Please confirm that the information you will share is to the best of your knowledge truthful and accurate.
Yes, I have read and understand the above notice.
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Spambot Honey Pot (Only Visible to Robots)
I bet you are brave. Are you brave?
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Page #37 Exit /u/complaint/upset-about-police #IsUpset
civilians : civ_role is Upset

Upset About Police

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Content Chunk
This site might not be for you. You said you are upset about police brutality on the news or the internet. But this site is for people who experienced or witnessed police misconduct in-person. We do appreciate your interest in police accountability. Here are some other ways you can help: Please write to your representatives to urge them to support better police accountability. Check out FlexYourRights.org for helpful info on how to handle police encounters. If you did experience or witness misconduct in-person, go back to correct this, and resume your complaint.
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Back Next Buttons
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Page #38 /u/complaint/when-was-the-incident
incidents

When Was The Incident

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Content Chunk
When did this incident happen?
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Date *
If you've had an ongoing problem with police, focus this complaint on one specific event.
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Time
Start Time
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Time
End Time
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Content Chunk
Having trouble choosing a single incident? Pick the most recent event or the one with the most evidence.
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Checkbox #TestLink
I just want to demo the app without filing a real complaint
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Page #39 /u/complaint/share-your-story

Share Your Story

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Share Your Story
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Long Text *
Memories fade fast. So please take a few minutes to write down the details you can remember below.
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Content Chunk, Hard-Coded HTML
Don't worry about spelling or grammar now because you can edit your story later. And please do not provide addresses, phone numbers, or emails here.
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Branch Title Legal Needs
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Page #40 /u/complaint/attorney

Attorney

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Content Chunk
Need a Lawyer?
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Radio * NOT #AttorneyIntake
Do you or anybody else have a lawyer in regard to this incident?
Yes No Not sure
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Radio *
Did your lawyer say it's okay to submit this complaint through OpenPolice.org? (This will file it with the appropriate police investigative agency and publish your complaint on this website.)
Yes, submit my complaint No, this is only for my lawyer to review Not sure
444
Radio *
Does anybody involved want us to try to match them with attorneys and legal experts?
If we find a match, we will share your complaint and contact information with them.
Yes No Not sure
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Content Chunk #AttorneyIntake
Any Pending Charges?
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Radio *
Did you or anybody else get charged with a crime?
Yes No Not sure
7/11/19: This was changed from "Is anybody involved in this incident now under arrest, OR has anybody been charged with a crime?" to "Was anybody charged with a crime?" We did this because some users answered incorrectly. This question identifies pending charges to minimize harm, and we already ask about arrests later.
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Radio *
Did ALL those charges get resolved? That means the charges got dropped, or the people charged were found 'guilty' or 'not guilty' in court.
Yes No Not sure
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Radio *
Is anybody involved trying to file a lawsuit against the police?
Yes No Not sure
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Page #41 /u/complaint/wait-you-probably-need-an-attorney #LawyerInvolved , NOT #PartnerIntake

An Attorney Needs To Be Involved

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Content Chunk, Hard-Coded HTML
We will help you organize everything that a lawyer needs to help you. You might not know it, but some information you publish could hurt somebody's legal case. That's not what we want to happen, so you should share your complaint with a lawyer first. Later, you can file it with a police investigative agency. After you complete your complaint, you can save it in three ways ... Print it Download it Email it For your protection, we will delete your story from our system. But we will preserve some anonymous data for police accountability researchers. After you've checked with a lawyer — or any charges are resolved — you can re-upload your complaint. That will publish your full story and file it with a police investigative agency. Remember: The more details you share, the better we can match you with a lawyer.
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Branch Title About You
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Page #42 /u/complaint/about-you

About You

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About You
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Data Manip: Wrap civilians Table , civ_is_creator = Y
civilians
604
Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
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Page Block NOT #IntakeOnlyNotFiling
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Radio *
Do you want to share your contact information with OpenPolice.org and the right investigative agencies?
We'll publish no one's private information — including addresses, phone numbers, and emails. Nor will we sell your information or mail you stuff.
Yes No
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Content Chunk, Hard-Coded HTML
By selecting 'No,' investigative agencies cannot contact you. That will make it harder for them to investigate your complaint and limit what we can publish. OpenPolice.org will only publish your multiple-choice answers. That will NOT include your written story nor police officers' identities.
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Page Block
30
Text *
Your First Name
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Text
Your Middle Name
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Text *
Your Last Name
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Text *
Your Street Address
34
Text
Your Address Line 2
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Text *
Your City
36
U.S. States *
Your State
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Text *
Your Zip Code
38
Text *
Your Phone
39
Email *
Your Email Address
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Page Block #IntakeOnlyNotFiling
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Text *
Your First Name
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Text
Your Middle Name
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Text *
Your Last Name
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Text *
Your Street Address
2778
Text
Your Address Line 2
2779
Text *
Your City
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U.S. States *
Your State
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Text *
Your Zip Code
2782
Text *
Your Phone
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Email *
Your Email Address
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Data Manip: Wrap physical_desc Table
physical_desc
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Checkbox
Race
Check all that apply to you.
Asian Black/African/Caribbean Hispanic/Latinx Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander White/Caucasian Other Decline or Unknown
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Gender
Gender
Female Male Other:
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Radio #IsAnonymous
complaints : com_anon is No
Age Range
0-15 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 Over 84
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Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
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Date NOT #IsAnonymous
complaints : com_anon is No
Date of Birth
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Text
What's your occupation or something important about you?
For example, "I'm a disabled veteran" or "I'm a high school student."
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Page #43 /u/complaint/login #IsNotLoggedIn

Login

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User Sign Up *
Please sign up so you can finish later if we get interrupted. Signing up also lets us update you on the progress of your complaint.
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Branch Title The Scene
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Page #44 /u/complaint/where-did-this-incident-happen
incidents

Where did this incident happen?

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Content Chunk
Where did this incident happen?
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Text
Incident Street Address
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Text
Incident Address Line 2
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Text *
Incident City
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U.S. States *
Incident State
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Text
Incident Zip Code
2784
Drop Down
New York City Borough
Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Outside NYC
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Radio *
Do you want to make the address of this incident public? This location data will help researchers to map policing problems in your community.
Yes No
27
Text
If you don't know the address of the incident, please describe nearby landmarks.
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Data Manip: New scenes Record
scenes
275
Radio
Where did this incident begin?
Outdoor public space (includes roads, sidewalks, parks, etc.) Home or private residence (includes just outside the residence) College Dorm School Workplace Airport Indoor public space Police Station Telephone Call Other
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Radio
Did this incident begin with a forcible entry or SWAT raid?
Yes No Not sure
607
Radio
Did this incident begin with a vehicle stop? (This includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and boats.)
Yes No Not sure
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Radio
Did this incident begin with a traffic accident?
Yes No Not sure
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Text
Please use a few words to describe the scene?
For example, "side of highway," "inside a mall," "an outdoor protest," etc.
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Radio
Were there any video surveillance cameras at the scene?
These might be able to provide valuable evidence.
Yes No Not sure
282
Text
Describe cameras that might have recorded the incident.
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Data Manip: Wrap civilians Table , civ_is_creator = Y
civilians
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Radio #ComplainantInvolved
civilians : civ_role is in { Witness , Victim }
Did you record the incident with audio or video?
Yes No Not sure
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Send Email NOT #EmailConfirmSentToday
Confirm your email address for OpenPolice.org
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Page #45 /u/complaint/uploads

Upload Documentation

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Content Chunk
Evidence Upload
280
Uploads
Please upload any photos, sketches, police reports, warrants, official documents, and links to videos. These should describe the scene or show proof of what happened. If police injured someone, provide photos and medical records. WARNING: Only share what you want investigators to see. Do not upload anyone's private information without their permission.For example, we recommend that you set the privacy on injury photos to "public." But set medical documents to "private," so they're only visible to investigators.
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Branch Title Who's Involved
140
Branch Title About Victims
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Loop Root Repeat Child Pages For Each In Victims /u/complaint/add-victims
civilians

Add Victims - Your Complaint

Who's Involved: Adding Victims Please provide information about the victims in this incident. These are people who were harmed by an alleged act of police misconduct. This will help investigators identify and contact anyone who was involved. If there were no [other] victims, go to the next section.
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Page #46 /u/complaint/adding-victim

Adding Victim

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Victim #[LoopItemCnt]
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Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
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Text
Please give a name or a nickname for this victim:
This shortcut will help us refer to them in later questions. For example, "Jordan" or "Red Hat Man." Please try to keep this professional.
605
Data Manip: Wrap physical_desc Table
physical_desc
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Gender Not Sure
Gender
Female Male Other: Not Sure
112
Radio
Age Estimate
0-15 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 Over 84
114
Checkbox
Race
Asian Black/African/Caribbean Hispanic/Latinx Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander White/Caucasian Other Decline or Unknown
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Feet Inches
Height Estimate
79
Radio
Body Type
Slim/Slender Medium/Average Athletic/Muscular Large/Fat Not sure
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Text *
Physical Description
For example, do you remember what their hair, eyes, or clothes looked like? Did they have any distinguishing marks, disabilities, or a distinct voice? Any extra details can help identify this victim.
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Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
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Radio
Do you know the name of this victim?
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
57
Text
First Name
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Text
Middle Name
58
Text
Last Name
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Radio
Do you have any contact information for this victim, such as their address, phone number, or email? (This can help the investigation — but we will not make it public.)
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
59
Text
Street Address
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Text
Address Line 2
61
Text
City
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U.S. States
State
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Text
Zip Code
64
Text
Phone
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Email
Email Address
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Text
Facebook Profile URL
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Radio
At the time, did this victim live in this police department's jurisdiction?
Yes No Not sure
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Text
What's the occupation or something important about this victim?
For example, "he's a disabled veteran" or "she's a high school student."
89
Radio
Did this victim record the incident with audio or video?
Yes No Not sure
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Branch Title About Witnesses
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Loop Root Repeat Child Pages For Each In Witnesses /u/complaint/add-witnesses
civilians

Add Witnesses - Your Complaint

Who's Involved: Adding Witnesses Please share information about people who observed the incident. Witnesses are distinct from victims if they weren't harmed by anything an officer did.If there were no [other] witnesses, go to the next section.
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Page #47 /u/complaint/adding-witness

Adding Witness

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Content Chunk
Witness #[LoopItemCnt]
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Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
728
Text
Please give a name or a nickname for this witness:
This shortcut will help us refer to them in later questions. For example, "Jordan" or "Red Hat Man". Please try to keep this professional.
606
Data Manip: Wrap physical_desc Table
physical_desc
113
Gender Not Sure
Gender
Female Male Other: Not Sure
74
Checkbox
Race
Asian Black/African/Caribbean Hispanic/Latinx Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander White/Caucasian Other Decline or Unknown
67
Radio
Age Estimate
0-15 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 Over 84
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Feet Inches
Height Estimate
119
Radio
Body Type
Slim/Slender Medium/Average Athletic/Muscular Large/Fat Not sure
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Text *
Physical Description
For example, do you remember what their hair, eyes, or clothes looked like? Did they have any distinguishing marks, disabilities, or a distinct voice? Any extra details can help identify this witness.
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Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
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Radio
Do you know the name of this witness?
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
99
Text
First Name
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Text
Middle Name
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Text
Last Name
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Radio
Do you have any contact information for this witness, such as their address, phone number, or email? (This can help the investigation — but we will not make it public.)
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
103
Text
Street Address
104
Text
Address Line 2
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U.S. States
State
107
Text
Zip Code
108
Text
Phone
109
Email
Email Address
110
Text
Facebook Profile URL
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Radio
Did this witness record the incident with audio or video?
Yes No Not sure
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Text
What's the occupation or something important about this witness?
For example, "she's a small business owner" or "he's a high school teacher."
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Branch Title About Police Departments
143
Loop Root Repeat Child Pages For Each In Departments /u/complaint/add-police-departments
links_complaint_dept

Add Police Departments - Your Complaint

Police Departments At The Scene Please identify the police departments that were involved with this incident. These could also be federal agencies or private security firms. This will help us get your complaint to the right place. If there were no [other] departments, go to the next section.
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Page #48 /u/complaint/find-a-police-department

Find A Police Department

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Content Chunk
Find & Select a Police Department Please search for a police department, agency, or private security firm at the scene. Try typing the department name, city, or county. Then select the correct department below. *required
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Hidden Field *
[ Department Searcher ] hard-coded via OpenDepts.php function printDeptSearch, to views openpolice.nodes.145-dept-search and openpolice.nodes.145-ajax-dept-search
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Branch Title About Police Officers
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Loop Root Repeat Child Pages For Each In Officers /u/complaint/add-police-officers
officers

Add Police Officers - Your Complaint

Who's Involved: Police Officers Please provide information about the police officers or private security employees in this incident. These are people who were were involved in — or witnessed — an alleged act of police misconduct.If there were no [other] officers involved, go to the next section.
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Page #49 /u/complaint/adding-police-officer

Adding Police Officer

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Officer #[LoopItemCnt]
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person_contact
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Text
Please give a name or a nickname for this officer:
This shortcut will help us refer to them in later questions. (For example, "Tall Cop" or "Undercover Woman.") Please try to keep this professional.
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Radio * #HasMultipleDepartment
departments : more than 1 record exists
Which Police Department?
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Radio *
What was this officer's role in the incident?
This officer engaged in misconduct This officer witnessed misconduct but is not the subject of this complaint
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Radio
At the time, this officer was ...
On-Duty Off-Duty Not sure
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Radio
Was this officer wearing a uniform?
Yes No Not sure
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Radio
Was this officer wearing a body camera?
Yes No Not sure
730
Data Manip: Wrap physical_desc Table
physical_desc
172
Radio *
Gender
Female Male Not Sure
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Checkbox *
Race
Asian Black/African/Caribbean Hispanic/Latinx Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander White/Caucasian Other Decline or Unknown
173
Radio *
Age Estimate
Under 25 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 Over 64
177
Feet Inches
Height Estimate
178
Radio
Body Type
Slim/Slender Medium/Average Athletic/Muscular Large/Fat Not sure
185
Text *
Physical Description
For example, do you remember what their hair, eyes, or uniform looked like? Did they have any distinguishing marks or a distinct voice? Any extra details can help identify this officer.
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Data Manip: Wrap person_contact Table
person_contact
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Radio *
Do you know this officer's name, badge number, precinct, or rank?
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
166
Text
First Name
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Text
Middle Name
167
Text
Last Name
169
Text
Badge Number
170
Text
Additional ID#
168
Text
Precinct, District, or Division
171
Text
Officer Rank
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Loop Root Repeat Child Pages For Each In Vehicles /u/complaint/add-vehicles
vehicles

Add Vehicles That Were Involved

Vehicles at the Scene Please share information about civilian and police vehicles involved in the incident. This includes cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, or other.If there were no [other] vehicles involved, go to the next section.
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Page #50 /u/complaint/adding-a-vehicle

Adding A Vehicle

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Vehicle #[LoopItemCnt]
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Drop Down
Type of Vehicle
Car Truck Van Motorcycle Bicycle Boat Other
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Radio *
Was this an officer's vehicle?
Yes No
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Page Block
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Radio
Was this an unmarked or undercover police vehicle? That means it looks like a normal vehicle with no badges, graphics, or visible police lights.
Yes No Not sure
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Text
Vehicle Number
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Text
Vehicle Make
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Text
Vehicle Model
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Text
Description
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Text
License Number
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Branch Title Allegations (Silver)
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Branch Title Serious Allegations
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Page #52 /u/complaint/allegations

What Happened, Allegations

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Data Manip: New alleg_silver Record
alleg_silver
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Content Chunk
What Happened? Next, you'll identify your allegations of police misconduct. These are your specific accusations that need to be investigated.The word "allegation" does not imply that your claims are true or false. But your complaint will be more trustworthy if your allegations match the facts.
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Radio
Did an officer stop, question, or detain anybody during this incident? This is when officers pull over a vehicle, or keep anyone from leaving.
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
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Data Manip: New event_sequence Record , eve_type = Stops
event_sequence
207
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims were stopped?
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Radio *
Do you think anybody was wrongfully stopped or detained?
Example of Wrongful Stop #1: Police are called to a high school after a student is accused of theft. Police and teachers interrogate him as he's held against his will. His parents are not contacted until many hours later. Example of Wrongful Stop #2: A motorist gets pulled over for speeding. When the officer asks to search her vehicle, she says no. The officer then detains her for 30 minutes until drug dogs arrive.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Wrongful Detention
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers made stops?
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Long Text *
What makes you think that a wrongful stop occurred?
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Radio
Did anybody ask for an officer's ID?
Yes No Not sure
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Radio *
Did an officer refuse to provide ID?
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Officer Refused To Provide ID
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers?
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Radio
Did an officer conduct any searches during this incident? (This includes all types of searches of people, vehicles, homes, or other property.)
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
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Data Manip: New event_sequence Record , eve_type = Searches
event_sequence
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims were searched?
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Radio *
Do you think anybody was wrongfully searched?
Example of Wrongful Search: An officer writes a man a ticket after pulling him over for an unsafe lane change. When the officer asks to search the car, the man refuses. The officer then orders the man out of his vehicle and searches it without the man's consent.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Wrongful Search
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers performed the search?
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Long Text *
What makes you think that a wrongful search occurred?
217
Radio
Was any property seized or damaged? (This does not include illegal items.)
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
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Radio *
Do you think this property was wrongfully seized?
Example of Wrongful Seizure: Rudy Ramirez was pulled over driving to Missouri to buy a used Corvette. A search turned up no drugs. But under civil forfeiture laws, the officers confiscated $6,000 in cash he had on hand to buy the car.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Wrongful Property Seizure
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims did this property belong to?
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers seized or damaged property?
221
Long Text *
What makes you think that a wrongful property seizure occurred?
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Radio *
Do you think this property was wrongfully damaged?
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Wrongful Property Damage
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims did this property belong to?
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers seized or damaged property?
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Long Text *
What makes you think that wrongful property damage occurred?
852
Radio *
Do you think an officer sexually harassed anybody? This includes the use of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
853
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Sexual Harassment
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which Victims?
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which Officers?
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Long Text *
What makes you think that sexual harassment occurred?
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Radio *
Do you think an officer sexually assaulted anybody? Sexual assault is any sexual act that a person is forced to engage in against their will. This includes any non-consensual sexual touching.
Example of Sexual Assault: An officer put his hand down a motorist's pants, groping his genitals. He said he was looking for drugs.
Yes (This is a serious allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Sexual Assault
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which Victims?
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which Officers?
251
Long Text *
What makes you think that a sexual assault occurred?
We understand that this isn't easy, but please provide as much detail as you can.
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Radio
Did an officer use physical force on anybody during this incident? This includes any use of violent contact up to and including deadly force by an officer.
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
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Data Manip: New event_sequence Record , eve_type = Force
event_sequence
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which Victims?
223
Radio *
Do you think the use of physical force was unreasonable?
Definition of Unreasonable Force: "Reasonable force" is the amount of effort required by police to compel an unwilling person to comply. So "unreasonable force" is any unnecessary or excessive force beyond what's required to do that. Example of Unreasonable Force: A woman drove into a road construction area by accident. An officer directing traffic approached her and yelled at her to get off the road. He then put his hand through her open window and twisted her arm until she moved her car.
Yes (This is a serious allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Unreasonable Force
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which Officers?
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Long Text *
What makes you think that unreasonable use of physical force occurred?
227
Radio
Did an officer arrest anybody during this incident? That means the officers took somebody to the police station.
Yes No Not sure
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Page Block
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Data Manip: New event_sequence Record , eve_type = arrests
event_sequence
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Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which Victims?
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Radio *
Do you think anybody was wrongfully arrested?
Example of Wrongful Arrest: A woman asserts her First Amendment rights by video recording on-duty police. An officer arrests her after she refuses to turn off her camera.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Wrongful Arrest
allegations
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Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which Officers?
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Long Text *
What makes you think that a wrongful arrest occurred?
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Radio *
Do you think the arrest charges filed against anybody were a form of retaliation?
Example of Retaliatory Charges: Upset about the arrest of his wife, a man accidentally shoves an officer. Another officer responds by violently arresting the man. He's charged with "disturbing the peace," "resisting arrest," and "assaulting an officer."
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
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Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Excessive Arrest Charges
allegations
594
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims experienced retaliation?
593
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers used retaliation?
595
Long Text *
What makes you think that these charges were retaliatory?
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Branch Title Other Allegations
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Page #53 /u/complaint/other-allegations

Other Allegations

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Data Manip: Wrap alleg_silver Table
alleg_silver
2623
Content Chunk
Other Allegations
234
Radio #VictimsWithoutArrests
Did anybody who was not arrested get a ticket or citation?
Yes No Not sure
2036
Page Block
237
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims were given a citation?
235
Radio *
Do you think that any citations were wrongful or excessive?
Example of Excessive Citation: A motorist gets pulled over and cited for speeding. On the same ticket, the officer also cites him for "illegal window tint," "muffler violation," "seat belt violation," and "illegal lane change."
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
543
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Excessive Citation
allegations
236
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers gave excessive citations?
238
Long Text *
What makes you think that these citations were excessive?
243
Radio * #AllegationNoForce
Police are legally allowed to display a weapon if they feel threatened. But it's wrongful for police to use a weapon to intimidate people who aren't a threat.Do you think an officer displayed a weapon — or a police dog — to wrongfully intimidate anybody? (This does not include any violent use of force. Answers in red are allegations.)
Example: While questioning a pedestrian, the officer pointed a taser at her in a threatening manner.
No Not sure Wrongfully Displayed Weapon Wrongfully Drew Weapon Wrongfully Pointed Weapon Wrongfully Fired or Discharged Weapon
546
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Intimidating Display Of Weapon
allegations
246
Radio *
What type of weapon?
K9 (Dog) Baton Mace or Pepper Spray Taser Gun Other
245
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims were intimidated?
244
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers intimidated?
247
Long Text *
What makes you think that wrongful intimidation occurred?
252
Radio *
Do you think an officer acted in a biased or discriminatory manner?That means an officer's conduct was based on a person's race, gender, appearance, nationality, religion, age, class, sexual orientation, residence, disability, etc.
Example of Discriminatory Conduct: An officer stops a black motorist in a primarily white neighborhood. The officer claimed he fit the description of a suspect.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
548
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Bias-Based Policing
allegations
254
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims were discriminated against?
253
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers used discrimination?
255
Long Text *
What makes you think that biased policing occurred?
2185
Radio
We asked you to focus this complaint on a single, specific incident. But was this incident part of repeated or continued contact with the same officer?These contacts could have happened over days, weeks, or months.
Yes No Not sure
2186
Radio *
Do you think this specific incident is part of repeated harassment? That means an officer continued to contact someone without lawful justification.
Example of Repeated Harassment: Every few weeks, the same officer stops, questions, and frisks the same group of teenagers. He does this when they're on their way home from school. But he never finds illegal items or arrests them.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
2187
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Repeat Harassment
allegations
2188
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which people were victims of repeated harassed?
2189
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers conducted repeated harassment?
2190
Long Text *
What makes you think that repeated harassment occurred?
427
Radio *
Do you think an officer neglected their duty by failing to take appropriate action? These are things an officer should have done but didn't do.
Example of Neglect of Duty: A woman is groped on the street by an unknown man. When the police arrive, they refuse to file an official report or investigate.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
545
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Neglect of Duty
allegations
428
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers neglected their duty?
430
Long Text *
What makes you think that neglect of duty occurred?
240
Radio *
Do you think an officer took actions that violate a policy or procedure? Leave blank if you described this in an earlier allegation.
Example of Procedure Violation: An officer parked his police vehicle in a handicap spot. There did not seem to be any emergency to justify this.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
544
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Policy or Procedure Violation
allegations
241
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers did not follow appropriate procedure?
242
Long Text *
What makes you think that a policy or procedure violation occurred?
260
Radio * #NoSexualAllegation
Do you think an officer's conduct was improper or unprofessional? This includes conduct that looks bad for the department or for police in general.
Example of Conduct Unbecoming: An off-duty officer likes to get drunk at a local bar. He sometimes gets in fights, threatens patrons, and drives home drunk.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
*Statistics Note: These totals are only out of complaints offered this question.
550
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Conduct Unbecoming an Officer
allegations
262
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers conduct was improper?
264
Long Text *
What makes you think that unbecoming conduct occurred?
261
Radio *
Was an officer discourteous in ways not included in other allegations?This includes the use of profanity, offensive language, loss of temper, verbal threats, impatience, or any rude behavior.
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
551
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Discourtesy
allegations
272
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims experience discourtesy?
263
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers were discourteous?
265
Long Text *
What makes you think that a discourteous act occurred?
671
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers used profanity, if any?
674
Radio #HasOnlyOneOfficer
Officers : exactly 1 record exists
Did the officer use profanity?
Yes No
670
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Which victims used profanity, if any?
It's not against the law to use profanity. So being truthful about this can help establish credibility.
676
Radio #HasOnlyOneVictim
Victims : exactly 1 record exists
Did the victim use profanity?
It's not against the law to use profanity. So being truthful about this can help establish credibility.
Yes No
2922
Branch Title Your Feelings
2890
Page #54 /u/complaint/your-feelings

Your Feelings

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Content Chunk
Your Feelings
2910
Data Manip: Wrap scenes Table
scenes
2892
Radio
How did this incident make you feel?
Threatened Safe Scared Embarrassed Relieved Intimidated Comforted Angry Heard Disrespected Taken Care Of Ignored Other
2893
Radio
I want the officer(s) involved to be...
Disciplined or fired Sent to counseling or mediation Rewarded or promoted Nothing should happen Other
2897
Radio
I want the police department to adopt...
New rules limiting police use of force Stronger accountability systems for police misconduct Better training for officers All three of these things None of these things Other
482
Page #55 /u/complaint/go-gold

GO GOLD!

668
Content Chunk
Want To Go Gold? Great job! You've completed a solid complaint. It includes basic info that most departments need to investigate. But here are the benefits of taking a few more minutes to create a free GOLD LEVEL complaint ... Dive deeper into your incident to see a complete picture Create a comprehensive complaint that's even stronger for investigators Get recommended articles and videos based on your report Helps us to better track problematic police behavior in your community and nationwide
146
Radio *
Do you want to keep going to make a GOLD LEVEL complaint?
Yes, Go Gold! No thanks, please file my complaint as is.
6
Branch Title Go Gold
149
Branch Title Stops & Searches
488
Page #56 /u/complaint/reason-for-stop #HasStop
alleg_silver : alle_sil_stop_yn is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Stop: Reason Given

2026
Data Manip: New stops Record
stops
715
Content Chunk
Details about the Stop / Questioning
299
Checkbox NOT #VehicleStop
scenes : scn_is_vehicle is Yes
Did an officer give a reason for the stop?
Walking Violation Disturbing the Peace Loitering/Trespassing Public Intoxication Illegal Drug Violation Suspected of Something Else Matched a Description of Someone Investigating Someone Else Providing Assistance/Responding to Call Other Reason Officer Did Not Give Reason For Stop
300
Long Text
Describe the stated reason.
297
Checkbox #VehicleStop
scenes : scn_is_vehicle is Yes
Did an officer give a reason for the stop?
Speeding Vehicle Defect Expired Registration License Plate Violation Illegal Turn or Lane Change Seatbelt or Cell Phone Violation Stop Sign/Light Violation Driving While Impaired Sobriety Checkpoint Border Checkpoint Loitering/Trespassing Other Reason Officer Did Not Give Reason For Stop
298
Text
Describe the stated reason.
301
Radio #NotOnPrivateProperty
scenes : scn_type is not in { Home or private residence (includes just outside the residence) , Workplace }
Did anybody ask to leave?
Yes No Not sure
NOT Home or Private Residence, or Workplace
302
Text
Describe what they asked.
303
Radio
Did an officer ask for anybody's ID?
Yes No Not sure
304
Radio
Did anybody provide ID to an officer?
Yes No Not sure
622
Radio
Did an officer give anybody an alcohol breath test?
Yes No Not sure
625
Radio
Did the officer say anybody failed an alcohol breath test?
Yes No Not sure
623
Radio
Did an officer give anybody a marijuana breath test?
Yes No Not sure
626
Radio
Did the officer say anybody failed a marijuana breath test?
Yes No Not sure
624
Radio
Did an officer collect anybody's saliva?
Yes No Not sure
627
Radio
Did an officer give anybody any other sobriety tests?
Yes No Not sure
628
Text
Describe the other sobriety tests:
314
Radio
Was anybody frisked during this stop?
Yes No Not sure
315
Radio
Was anybody handcuffed during this stop?
Yes No Not sure
316
Radio
Was anybody injured from being handcuffed?
Yes No Not sure
307
Radio
Did an officer enter a private home or workplace?
Yes No Not sure
Home or Private Residence, or Workplace
308
Radio
Did an officer request permission to enter?
Yes No Not sure
309
Text
Describe what happened.
310
Radio
Did anybody grant permission for an officer to enter?
Yes No Not sure
2837
Data Manip: Wrap alleg_silver Table
alleg_silver
311
Radio *
Did an officer enter anyway without a warrant?
Yes (This is an allegation.) No Not sure
561
Data Manip: New allegations Record , alle_type = Wrongful Entry
allegations
312
Long Text *
Describe what happened.
505
Page #57 /u/complaint/gold-info-property-seized-or-damaged #HasSearch
alleg_silver : alle_sil_search_yn is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Search: Property Damage/Seizure

2027
Data Manip: New searches Record
searches
405
Content Chunk
Details about the Search / Seizure
338
Radio
Were any illegal items discovered in this search?
Yes No Not sure
339
Checkbox
Select the items that were found:
Marijuana Other Illegal Drugs (i.e. cocaine, MDMA, etc.) Illegal Gun Illegal Knife Stolen Goods Other
402
Radio
Was anybody's property seized? This does not include illegal items.
Yes No Not sure
403
Checkbox
What types of property were seized?
Cash Phone TV Vehicle Real Estate Bank Account Boat Firearms Identity Documents Other Items
404
Text
Describe the specific items seized.
For example, if cash seized, please specify the dollar amount.
406
Radio
Was anybody's property damaged?
Yes No Not sure
407
Text
Describe the specific items damaged and the nature of the damage. Please include dollar amounts for repairing or replacing damaged items.
319
Radio
Did an officer give a reason for searching anybody?
Yes No Not sure
320
Text
Describe the stated reason.
322
Radio
Did an officer have a search warrant?
Yes No Not sure
1153
Page Block
323
Text
What did the warrant say?
325
Radio
Did an officer request permission to search anything?
Yes No Not sure
327
Text
What did the officer say or do?
328
Radio
Did anybody consent to the search?
Yes No Not sure
329
Text
What did they say or do?
330
Radio
Did an officer make threats or lie to get permission to search?
Yes No Not sure
331
Text
What did the officer say or do?
335
Radio
Was a K9 (dog) used during this search?
Yes No Not sure
336
Radio
Was anybody strip searched during this incident? This is a search for concealed items that removes some or all clothing to reveal intimate areas of the body. Please do not include searches that occurred at the police station.
Yes No Not sure
337
Long Text
We understand that this isn't easy, but please provide as much detail as you can about the strip search.
153
Branch Title Arrests & Citations
512
Page #58 /u/complaint/gold-info-arrest #HasArrest
alleg_silver : alle_sil_arrest_yn is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Arrest: Reason(s) Given

2030
Data Manip: New arrests Record
arrests
378
Content Chunk
Details about the Arrest
379
Radio
Did an officer say why they made the arrest(s)?
Yes No Not sure
380
Text
What reason did they give?
600
Radio
Was anybody strip searched at the police station? This is a search for concealed items that removes some or all clothing to reveal intimate areas of the body.
Yes No Not sure
601
Text
We understand that this isn't easy, but please provide as much detail as you can about the strip search.
385
Radio
Were any charges filed against anybody for this incident?
Yes No Not sure
1155
Page Block
386
Checkbox
What charges were filed against anybody?
These terms vary, so please choose the charges that look the most similar.
Assault on an Officer Disorderly Conduct Disturbing the Peace Loitering/Trespassing Failure to Obey/Comply Obstructing/Interfering Resisting Arrest Public Intoxication Marijuana Possession Illegal Drugs Other Than Marijuana Weapons Violation
387
Text
Were there other charges not on this list?
388
Radio
Were ALL the charges dropped before everybody was released?
Yes No Not sure
523
Page #59 /u/complaint/gold-info-citations #HasCitation
alleg_silver : alle_sil_citation_yn is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Citation Details

400
Loop Repeat For Each Victim
civilians
2058
Page Block #CivHasCitation
civilians : civ_given_citation is Y
412
Content Chunk
Details about citations against [LoopItemLabel]
424
Text
What is the citation number?
392
Checkbox #VehicleStop
scenes : scn_is_vehicle is Yes
What citation charges were filed against [LoopItemLabel]?
Speeding Vehicle Defect Records Violation Illegal Turn or Lane Change Seatbelt or Cell Phone Violation Stop Sign/Light Violation Disorderly Conduct Disturbing the Peace Loitering/Trespassing Failure to Obey/Comply Public Intoxication Marijuana Possession Weapons Violation
Vehicle Stop
393
Checkbox NOT #VehicleStop
scenes : scn_is_vehicle is Yes
What citation charges were filed against [LoopItemLabel]?
Walking Violation Disorderly Conduct Disturbing the Peace Failure to Obey/Comply Public Intoxication Loitering/Trespassing Marijuana Possession Weapons Violation
394
Text
Were there other charges not on this list?
151
Branch Title Use of Force
2032
Page #60 /u/complaint/gold-types-of-force #HasForce
alleg_silver : alle_sil_force_yn is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Gold Types of Force

2045
Content Chunk
Details about the Use of Force
2044
Checkbox *
Which types of force were used by an officer?
Grabbing or Control Hold Pushing Body Weapons (Punch, Kick, Elbow, etc) Takedown Baton Strike Taser Gun Mace or Pepper Spray K9 (Dog) Bite Vehicle Other
2818
Data Manip: Wrap alleg_silver Table
alleg_silver
743
Radio
Did an officer use any weapons or physical force against a pet or other animal?
Yes No Not sure
1152
Page Block
746
Text *
Describe animal(s):
744
Checkbox *
Which types of force were used against an animal?
Grabbing or Control Hold Pushing Body Weapons (Punch, Kick, Elbow, etc) Takedown Baton Strike Taser Gun Mace or Pepper Spray K9 (Dog) Bite Vehicle Other
863
Loop Repeat For Each Victim
civilians
612
Radio
At any point, was [LoopItemLabel] chased by the police?
Yes No Not sure
613
Radio
What kind of chase was it?
On Foot In Vehicles Both Not sure
620
Checkbox
Select any of these types of force used against an officer. (Leave blank if none.)
Fist (Closed Hand) Slap (Open Hand) Kick (Feet) Knee Elbow Head
865
Loop Repeat For Each Victim
civilians
616
Radio
Did [LoopItemLabel] have a weapon?
No weapon Gun Knife Other Not sure
618
Radio
Did [LoopItemLabel] use the weapon?
No or does not apply Not sure Displayed Weapon Drew Weapon Pointed Weapon Fired or Discharged Weapon
425
Radio
Were any officers injured during this incident?
Yes No Not sure
426
Text
Describe these officer injuries.
508
Page #61 /u/complaint/gold-details-use-of-force #HasForce
alleg_silver : alle_sil_force_yn is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Gold Details: Use of Force

148
Loop Repeat For Each Type of Force
force
2813
Content Chunk, Hard-Coded HTML
2815
Page Block #ForceIsAgainstHuman
force : for_against_animal is not Y
343
Content Chunk
Details about the [ForceType]
294
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers used [ForceType] force?
2043
Checkbox #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
Who was [ForceType] force used against?
2824
Hidden Field NOT #HasMultipleVictim
Victims : more than 1 record exists
344
Checkbox #ForceControlHold
Types of Force : for_type is Policy or Procedure Violation
What types of control holds were used?
Hands/Arms Body Weight Knees Feet/Legs
345
Checkbox #ForceBodyWeapons
Types of Force : for_type is Conduct Unbecoming an Officer
What types of body weapons were used?
Fist (Closed Hand) Slap (Open Hand) Kick (Feet) Knee Elbow Head
346
Checkbox #ForceTakedown
Types of Force : for_type is Discourtesy
What types of takedowns were used?
Hands Tackle Leg Sweep
2822
Page Block NOT #ForceIsAgainstHuman
force : for_against_animal is not Y
2817
Content Chunk
Details about the [ForceType] used against an animal
2823
Checkbox #HasMultipleOfficer
Officers : more than 1 record exists
Which officers used [ForceType] force against an animal?
347
Text #ForceGun
Types of Force : for_type is Neglect of Duty
Describe the gun the best that you can.
348
Radio
If known, what type of ammo was used?
Lethal Ammo Less-Lethal Ammo (e.g. rubber bullets, bean bag rounds)
2816
Page Block #ForceIsAgainstHuman
force : for_against_animal is not Y
351
Radio
Was anybody handcuffed when [ForceType] force was used?
Yes No Not sure
352
Radio
Was anybody held down when [ForceType] force was used?
Yes No Not sure
349
Text:Number
How many times was anybody struck with [ForceType] force?
350
Checkbox
Which parts of the body were struck with [ForceType] force?
Head Neck Torso Hand Elbow Arm Foot Knee Leg Crotch Unknown
2819
Page Block NOT #ForceIsAgainstHuman
force : for_against_animal is not Y
2821
Text:Number
How many times was an animal struck with [ForceType] force?
2820
Checkbox
Which parts of the animal were struck with [ForceType] force?
Head Neck Torso Hand Elbow Arm Foot Knee Leg Crotch Unknown
2814
Content Chunk, Hard-Coded HTML
410
Branch Title Injuries & Medical Care
517
Page #62 /u/complaint/was-anyone-injured #HasForceHuman , #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Injuries

1164
Content Chunk
Physical Injuries
411
Loop Repeat For Each Victim
civilians
1162
Radio #CivHasForce
Did force used against [LoopItemLabel] result in injuries?
Yes No Not sure
520
Radio
Did [LoopItemLabel] receive medical care?
Yes No Not sure
414
Page #63 /u/complaint/gold-details-injury-medical-care #HasInjury , #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Gold Injury Details

2801
Content Chunk
Physical Injuries
1170
Loop Repeat For Each Victim
civilians
2050
Page Block #CivHasInjury
civilians : civ_has_injury is Yes
1163
Checkbox
What injuries did [LoopItemLabel] experience?
Fatal injuries Major bone broken Minor bone broken Compound fracture In-patient hospital stay required Blood loss requiring transfusion Major concussion Minor concussion Longer than brief loss of consciousness Brief loss of consciousness Debilitating chronic pain Damage to organ (other than skin) Taser Wounds Major laceration requiring stitches Minor laceration Chipped or lost tooth Major abrasion Minor abrasion Sprain Bruising Other
1444
Layout Sub-Response
injuries
359
Drop Down
Where on their body did this type of injury happen?
Head Neck Torso Hand Elbow Arm Foot Knee Leg Crotch Unknown
"Where did these injuries happen?" (click areas of body) "Please upload any injury photos available:" (Upload Tools) ("Limit of " displayed after 1) "Describe the injury more, if needed:" (Text Field)
358
Text
Describe more, if needed.
2127
Content Chunk, Hard-Coded HTML NOT #MedicalCareNotYou
2054
Page #64 /u/complaint/gold-emergency-staff #HasInjuryCare
civilians : civ_has_injury_care is Yes
, #Gold
complaints : com_award_medallion is Yes, Go Gold!

Gold Emergency Staff

2057
Content Chunk
Final Medical Care Details
2055
Loop Repeat For Each Victim
civilians
2056
Data Manip: New injury_care Record #CivHasMedicalCare
civilians : civ_has_injury_care is Yes
injury_care
362
Radio #MedicalCareNotYou
Did [LoopItemLabel]'s injuries result in death?
Yes No Not sure
365
Date Time
When was the date and time of death?
364
Text
Name of hospital where [LoopItemLabel] was treated:
366
Text
[LoopItemLabel]'s Doctor First Name
367
Text
[LoopItemLabel]'s Doctor Last Name
368
Email
[LoopItemLabel]'s Doctor Email
369
Text
[LoopItemLabel]'s Doctor Phone
370
Radio
Were any medical emergency staff on scene?
Yes No Not sure
1157
Page Block
372
Text
Emergency Staff Department Name
373
Text
Staff First Name
374
Text
Staff Last Name
375
Text
Emergency Staff ID#
377
Text
License Plate Number