Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Akron Police Department of Akron, OH .
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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.

Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).

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

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

Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Akron Police Department

The email would not go through due to file size limits on the City's email system, so I am sending the response in two emails.

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

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From: Akron Police Department

Please confirm receipt of all of the emails.

Thank you,

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: Akron Police Department

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 10:24 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints - email 2 of 2 (1)

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 9:42 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints - email 2 of 2 (1)

I have to resend this one as two smaller emails.

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 9:39 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints - email 2 of 2

Email 2 of 2

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 9:36 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints

Good evening,

This email is in response to your public record request set forth below. Please note that public record requests may be sent to publicrecords@akronohio.gov<mailto:publicrecords@akronohio.gov> in the future. The City responds to your requests as follows, with the notation that the records are being provided in the manner in which they are created and maintained by the City of Akron:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department's officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.
Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated). The public records responsive to this request are attached to this email.
2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers (sometimes called internal complaints) in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.
Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated). The public record responsive to this request are attached to this email.
3. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.
Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).
Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline. The public records responsive to this request are attached to this email.
4. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.
Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you. The City of Akron posts public records on its website: akronohio.gov, on social media, and utilizes Nixle.

Sincerely,

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:01 PM
To: Brown, Pamela R <prbrown@akronohio.gov<mailto:prbrown@akronohio.gov>>
Subject: RE: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints

December 28, 2017

This is a follow up to a previous request:
This request was originally submitted via email. It was never acknowledged. Due to issues with the original communication method, we are now directing this request to you.
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/akron-police-department-6199/citizen-complaints-40139/?email=PRBrown%40akronohio.gov&uuid-login=f8e430e3-359f-44a2-9d8f-14ae09b285ec#agency-reply<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/akron-police-department-6199/citizen-complaints-40139/?email=PRBrown%40akronohio.gov&amp;uuid-login=f8e430e3-359f-44a2-9d8f-14ae09b285ec#agency-reply&c=E,1,JU9HYwyoSX6xGPZTUS_XtQmWwyd0yXOOXtzMMqcegdKgI2neoKzkiKwpwiz50i2Phy0NQNwadsQO0_DEQq0b2Yrkt9sCfGWJuCZIpNgr8lQYjT3OIQ,,&typo=1>
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 40139
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Aug. 22, 2017:
We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department's officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.

Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).

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

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

Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

---

On July 17, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 40139
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Akron Police Department


From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 10:24 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints - email 2 of 2 (1)

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 9:42 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints - email 2 of 2 (1)

I have to resend this one as two smaller emails.

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 9:39 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints - email 2 of 2

Email 2 of 2

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: Kalail, Tammy
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 9:36 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com'
Subject: FW: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints

Good evening,

This email is in response to your public record request set forth below. Please note that public record requests may be sent to publicrecords@akronohio.gov<mailto:publicrecords@akronohio.gov> in the future. The City responds to your requests as follows, with the notation that the records are being provided in the manner in which they are created and maintained by the City of Akron:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department's officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.
Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated). The public records responsive to this request are attached to this email.
2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers (sometimes called internal complaints) in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.
Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abuse language, unwarranted search) and the result of complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated). The public record responsive to this request are attached to this email.
3. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.
Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).
Please include the number of officer-involved shootings resulting in discipline. The public records responsive to this request are attached to this email.
4. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.
Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you. The City of Akron posts public records on its website: akronohio.gov, on social media, and utilizes Nixle.

Sincerely,

Tammy L. Kalail
Assistant Director of Law
City of Akron, Ohio
(330) 375-2030

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: THIS ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AND ANY ATTACHMENTS HERETO IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, CONFIDENTIAL, OR EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRANSMISSION TO OR RECEIPT BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN ERROR OR ARE NOT THE NAMED RECIPIENT PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE FROM YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY AND NOTIFY THE SENDER OF THE ERROR BY REPLYING TO THE E-MAIL. THANK YOU.

From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:01 PM
To: Brown, Pamela R <prbrown@akronohio.gov<mailto:prbrown@akronohio.gov>>
Subject: RE: Open Records Request: Citizen Complaints

December 28, 2017

This is a follow up to a previous request:
This request was originally submitted via email. It was never acknowledged. Due to issues with the original communication method, we are now directing this request to you.
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https://MuckRock.com&c=E,1,ueotu4VD7S7Aaqkn14KUW_LsOYqThE6tJOWmE0uQ6d4MU9q0nNK5eCO-R1b1XU3TeahFT6zak2L3BbF6UDymcIZapMA5e2Y6cjGqiusBDjq9z5o,&typo=1>
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/akron-police-department-6199/citizen-complaints-40139/?email=PRBrown%40akronohio.gov&uuid-login=f8e430e3-359f-44a2-9d8f-14ae09b285ec#agency-reply<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/akron-police-department-6199/citizen-complaints-40139/?email=PRBrown%40akronohio.gov&amp;uuid-login=f8e430e3-359f-44a2-9d8f-14ae09b285ec#agency-reply&c=E,1,JU9HYwyoSX6xGPZTUS_XtQmWwyd0yXOOXtzMMqcegdKgI2neoKzkiKwpwiz50i2Phy0NQNwadsQO0_DEQq0b2Yrkt9sCfGWJuCZIpNgr8lQYjT3OIQ,,&typo=1>
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 40139
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Aug. 22, 2017:
We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department's officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) in department annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.

Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).

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

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

Collecting this information is very important to our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

---

On July 17, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

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