Baltimore MD, PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
Tracking #

MPIA 17 528

Est. Completion Aug. 25, 2017
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), 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: DCU

Mr. Cartwright
This an acknowledgement of your request pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA), which is the General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq., of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Your request has been assigned to Lt. Sarah Connolly for review. The Document Compliance Unit will contact you with the availability of records and possible costs associated with this request as soon as the information is made available by the Custodian of Records. Please refer to tracking # MPIA 17 528 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter. All follow up correspondence should be made in writing and submitted to the Document Commliance Unit’s e-mail DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>

Respectfully,

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
100 N Holiday St., Room 100,
Baltimore, Md. 21202
DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>
MPIA request forms
http://law.baltimorecity.gov/office-legal-affairs-baltimore-police-department

From: Connolly, Sarah

Good afternoon, Mr. Cartwright,

We are continuing to work on your request, the Custodian of Records has advised it should be completed by 8/25/17.
Attached you will find the information on calls for service.
Please refer to tracking #MPIA 17 528 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter. All follow up correspondence should be made in writing and submitted to the Document Compliance Unit’s e-mail, DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>.

Lieutenant Sarah E. Connolly
Document Compliance Unit
Legal Affairs Division
Baltimore Police Department
443-938-2639 (c)
410-637-8684 (o)

C/O 242 W. 29th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Lt. Connolly,

Thank you for the updated. I look forward to receiving the data. Your previous message included an excel sheet with numbers labeled "CFS". What does "CFS" stand for?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Connolly, Sarah

Good morning,

I apologize, as being familiar with police jargon and abbreviations I assume that others would be as well. CFS stands for Calls For Service.

Thank you,
Lt. Connolly

Lieutenant Sarah E. Connolly
Document Compliance Unit
Legal Affairs Division
Baltimore Police Department
410-637-8684 (o)

From: Baltimore Police Department

Good morning,
Please be advised that all MPIA related requests need to be done through DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>.
I have not been in that unit since August, someone should assist you with your question using the aforementioned email.
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