Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Alexandria Police Department of Alexandria, VA.
Tracking # W010016-121217
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Alexandria Police Department

Please file FOIA requests at www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA<http://www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA>

Crystal L. Nosal
Senior Public Information Officer
Alexandria Police Department

From: Alexandria Police Department

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
301 KING STREET, SUITE 1300 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
http://alexandriava.gov

12/12/2017
Alexander Cartwright
RE: W010016-121217
Dear Sir/Madam,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom ofInformation Act (FOIA) request e-mailed to the City of Alexandria on 12/6/2017referenced above.
Your request referenced correspondence that you stated was previouslysent to the City of Alexandria. The City’sdatabase of requests does not contain any record of previously receiving any correspondencerelated to these requests. Accordingly,we are currently processing your request. For future reference, the mostefficient mechanism for submitting requests is available at https://www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA. In order to process your request, please provide the requester’saddress.
Although we strive to provide requested information within the five (5)business-day time frame in accordance with FOIA, there are some instances whereit is not practical to accomplish this. Accordingly, we wish to inform you thatas allowed under Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(4), we require up to an additionalseven (7) business days to complete your request. Should you have any questions orconcerns at this time, please do not hesitate to contact this office.
Sincerely,
Adrienne Sakyi

Assistant City Attorney

From: Alexandria Police Department

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
301 KING STREET, SUITE 1300 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
http://alexandriava.gov

12/15/2017
Alexander Cartwright
RE: W010016-121217
Dear Sir/Madam,

This correspondence follows up on my communication on December 12, 2017 requesting that the requester provide his or her address.  Without such information, this request cannot be processed.  If a  response containing a Virginia resident address is not provided by December 19, 2017, this request will be closed pursuant to Virginia Code  § 2.2-3704(A), which states that the City is not obligated to provide access to records to anyone other than citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The City of Alexandria estimates that it will incur costs totaling $221.00 to fulfill your request. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(H), we may require advance payment when the charges are likely to exceed $200.00. Accordingly, please remit your payment in the above-stated amount to the City of Alexandria at the Office of the City Attorney, P. O. Box 178, Alexandria, Virginia 22313. Please be advised that no records or information will be reproduced until we are in receipt of your payment.
You may contact our office with questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Adrienne Sakyi

Assistant City Attorney

From: Alexandria Police Department

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
301 KING STREET, SUITE 1300 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
http://alexandriava.gov
12/19/2017
Alexander Cartwright
RE: W010016-121217
Dear Sir/Madam,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dated 12/12/2017 referenced above. Pursuant to my previous correspondence, your request for records held by the City of Alexandria is denied pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(A), which provides that the City is not obligated to provide access to records to anyone other than citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Accordingly, your FOIA request file is now closed.  You may contact me directly with questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Adrienne Sakyi Assistant City Attorney

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