Austin, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX.
Due Aug. 3, 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: APD PIO

Alexander,
APD will be able to provide you with responsive information for #4 of your below request. The Office of the Police Monitor will be able to assist with the rest of the information. You must contact the Police Monitors Officer by emailing public.information@austintexas.gov<mailto:public.information@austintexas.gov>

Pursuant to section 552.30l(c) of the Government Code, the City of Austin has designated certain addresses to receive requests for public information sent by electronic mail. For requests seeking records held by the Austin Police Department, the address is: management.records@austintexas.gov<mailto:management.records@austintexas.gov>. For requests seeking records held by any other City department, the address is: public.information@austintexas.gov<mailto:public.information@austintexas.gov>. Your request will not be considered received unless it is sent to the proper address.

Again, your request will require responses from both public.information@austintexas.gov<mailto:public.information@austintexas.gov> as well as the Austin Police Department.
Thanks

[APD badge with padding and line2]SPO Destiny Winston #6102
Austin Police Department

From: APD PIO

Alexander,
Please see below responsive information for your below request. As advised prior APD does not have responsive information for the rest of your request.

Officer Involved shootings we show a total of 66 from 2007 to current, with discipline totals of:
11 – Active
46 – No discipline
9 – Sustained
Thanks

[APD badge with padding and line2]SPO Destiny Winston #6102
Austin Police Department

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Dear APD,

Thank you for the information and the guidance. I need to know how many of the shootings occurred each year between 2007-2017. Can you please break down the numbers in your previous message by year?

Thank you.
Alex Cartwright

From: MuckRock

Dear APD,

Thank you for the information and the guidance. I need to know how many of the shootings occurred each year between 2007-2017. Can you please break down the numbers in your previous message by year?

Thank you.
Alex Cartwright

From: MuckRock

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

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