|Multi Request||Police Data - Arrests, Citations, and Traffic Stops|
|Submitted||July 21, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Please provide the following:
1. All arrests data reported to the California Department of Justice via the Monthly Arrests and Citation Register program covering arrests made in 2017 and 2018, including (but not limited to) the age, race/ethnicity, gender, offense category (felony, misdemeanor, status offense), charge, unique subject id (also known as person_id), and disposition of arrestees.
2. All traffic stop data covering stops made in 2017 and 2018, including (but not limited to) the age, race/ethnicity, gender, offense category (felony, misdemeanor, status offense), charge, unique subject id (also known as person_id), and disposition of those stopped.
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.
Thank you for your interest in the public records of the Austin Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 8/1/2020 and given the reference number R042374-080120 for tracking purposes.
Please be advised that the Austin Police Department’s Central Records Division receives over 2500 requests for information a month. These requests are processed in the order received, and we strive to respond to each request promptly, as required by law.
Please know that, as a result of the large volume of requests received, the anticipated timeframe for responding to your request is approximately 45-60 business days.
You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records requested. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you’ll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Austin Public Records Center.
Austin Police Department
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We do not report arrest data to the California Department of Justice. The other information you've requested is available on the data portal: https://data.austintexas.gov/
Please let us know if you have problems accessing. I will now close out this request.
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