Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Alexandria Police Department of Alexandria, VA.

It is a clone of this request.

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W010255-012918

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Completed

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From: Tom Nash

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.

Please note that although I'm filing this request through a website based in Massachusetts, I myself am a resident of Virginia.

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,

Tom Nash

From: Alexandria Police Department

Dear Tom Nash,
Thank you for creating a Records Request Account with the City of Alexandria, Virginia.  To make a request for records, check the status of a previous request, or update your account information, please visit
www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA. (http://www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA)
City of Alexandria Office of the City Attorney
301 King Street, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA  22314
703.746.3750

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From: Alexandria Police Department

Dear Tom Nash,

Thank you for your request for public records from the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Your request was received in this office on 1/29/2018 and is being processed in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Your request has been given the reference number W010255-012918 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested:
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.Please note that although I'm filing this request through a website based in Massachusetts, I myself am a resident of Virginia.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,Tom Nash
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.
You can check the status of your request at www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA and you will be notified when your request has been completed.  Thank you again for your request. (http://www.alexandriava.gov/FOIA)
City of Alexandria Office of the City Attorney
301 King Street, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA  22314
703.746.3750

From: Alexandria Police Department

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

Crystal L. Nosal
Commander/Senior Public Safety Information Officer
Alexandria Police Department
3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Desk-703.746.6601
Mobile-571.414.1356

From: Alexandria Police Department

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
301 KING STREET, SUITE 1300 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
http://alexandriava.gov
01/31/2018
Tom Nash
MuckRock, Dept. 48071
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: W010255-012918
Dear Sir/Madam,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dated 1/29/2018 referenced above. The City of Alexandria estimates that it will incur costs totaling $221 to fulfill your request. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(H), we may require advance payment when the charges are considered excessive. Accordingly, please submit 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.
Sincerely,
Harold Washington Law Clerk

From: Alexandria Police Department

Good afternoon,

This request will now be closed. We have not received the $221 deposit to conduct the search of records and it is now the 5th day of this request. We can reopen this request once payment is received. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Harold Washington
Law Clerk/ FOIA Admin
City of Alexandria
301 King St, Suite 1300
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-746-3753

From: Alexandria Police Department

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
301 KING STREET, SUITE 1300 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
http://alexandriava.gov
02/05/2018

Tom Nash
MuckRock, Dept. 48071
Somerville, MA 02144

RE: W010255-012918

Dear Sir/Madam,
Pursuant to my previous correspondence from last week, your request is being closed for failure to authorize the City to move forward with  your request pursuant to your request for an estimate prior to fulfillment of the request.  If you wish to reopen this request and authorize fulfillment of the request in light of the estimate, you may contact our office.  Your file is now closed.
This letter is for your records and to inform you that the FOIA request file is now closed.

Sincerely,

Harold Washington Law Clerk

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $221.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Alexandria Police Department

04/16/2018
Akisha Staggers
9520 Hunt Square Court
Springfield, VA 22153
RE: W010712-041618
Dear Sir/Madam,
This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated 4/16/2018 referenced above.We have received  your payment for this request and it has been opened. We have processed this request with the remaining days left from the time we closed it.  However we are currently researching your request for records and our staff informs us that additional time is needed to complete the task. Although we strive to provide requested information within the five (5) business-day time frame in accordance with FOIA, there are some instances where it is not practical to accomplish this. Accordingly, we wish to inform you that as allowed under Virginia Code § 2.2-3704(B)(4), we require up to an additional seven (7) business days to complete your request.
Should you have any questions or concerns at this time, please do not hesitate to contact this office.
Sincerely,
Harold Washington

From: Alexandria Police Department

Attachments:
FOIA_W010255-012918Release.pdf (https://ALEXANDRIAVA.mycusthelp.com/webapp/_rs/DownloadItemFile.aspx?iid=iQaqkVm0JF0=&fid=2FBYIfSPDlHsKnfY96SPv2C0xbMAyKvVmFNGkkiPzZ8=&cid=b/8aC1Ja/Ac=)
OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
301 KING STREET, SUITE 1300 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
http://alexandriava.gov

04/17/2018
Tom Nash
MuckRock, Dept. 48071
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: W010255-012918
Dear Sir/Madam,

Please see attached documents that are responsive to the questions in your Freedom of Information Act request.  Please note that under the Freedom of Information Act, we are not required to generate written answers to questions - only produce the documents that contain the responsive answers.  Please contact me directly at 703-746-3732 if there are any additional documents that you are requesting and I will be happy to assist you.  Your request is now closed as completed.
Sincerely,
Adrienne Sakyi

Assistant City Attorney

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