Citizen Complaint Data

Alexander Cartwright filed this request with the Abilene Texas Police Department of Abilene, TX.
Due Aug. 1, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years?

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually for the last 10 years?

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually for the past 10 years?

4. What is the number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years?

Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline.

5. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Monterrosa, Rita

Dear Sir/Madam:

Public information is defined as:
Sec. 552.002. DEFINITION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION; MEDIA CONTAINING PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) In this chapter, "public information" means information that is written, produced, collected, assembled, or maintained under a law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business:

The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer any questions.

Respectfully,

Rita Monterrosa
Paralegal | City of Abilene
555 Walnut St., Ste. 208 | Abilene, TX 79604
Phone: 325-676-6251 | Fax: 325-676-6439

CONFIDENTIAL & PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by the attorney-client privilege. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering this email to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of the email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify me at 325-676-6251.

From: Monterrosa, Rita

Dear Sir/Madam:

Public information is defined as:
Sec. 552.002. DEFINITION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION; MEDIA CONTAINING PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) In this chapter, "public information" means information that is written, produced, collected, assembled, or maintained under a law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business:

The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer any questions.

Respectfully,

Rita Monterrosa
Paralegal | City of Abilene
555 Walnut St., Ste. 208 | Abilene, TX 79604
Phone: 325-676-6251 | Fax: 325-676-6439

CONFIDENTIAL & PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by the attorney-client privilege. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering this email to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of the email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify me at 325-676-6251.

From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello Mrs. Monterrosa,

Am I to understand you response to mean that the Abilene PD does not keep records of any of the data requested?

Am i correct in understanding that Abilene Texas keeps no records of citizen complaints against police?

Respectfully,
Rita Monterrosa

From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello Mrs. Monterrosa,

Am I to understand you response to mean that the Abilene PD does not keep records of any of the data requested?

Am i correct in understanding that Abilene Texas keeps no records of citizen complaints against police?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

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