Beaumont, TX PD Citizen Complaints

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

OR2018-13535

OR-03-50

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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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: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Beaumont Police Department

We have received your email and have forwarded it to the appropriate department

Thanks,

Judy Hickman
Assistant Supervisor
Beaumont Police Records Division
409-880-1070
JUDY.HICKMAN@BEAUMONTTEXAS.GOV

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much for the update. We understand this request is extensive and sincerely appreciate your help. We look forward to your response.

From: Beaumont Police Department

Attached below is the information requested from the City Clerk's office. Please send confirmation of receiving documents.

Katlyn Fields

Administrative Assistant to Tina Broussard

City of Beaumont

Phone: 409-880-3745

Fax: 409-880-3740

E-mail- Katlyn.fields@beaumonttexas.gov

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From: Beaumont Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Beaumont Police Department

Be advised this information was sent via email on 4.2.2018

Katlyn Fields

Administrative Assistant to Tina Broussard

City of Beaumont

Phone: 409-880-3745

Fax: 409-880-3740

E-mail- Katlyn.fields@beaumonttexas.gov

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I am writing to inquire about the status of my request.

We understand this request is extensive and sincerely appreciate your help. We look forward to your response.

Best, -Alex

From: Beaumont Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Beaumont Police Department

Good morning Mr. Cartwright,

Attached is further information related to your request that has been approved for release by the Attorney General.

Thanks,

Stephanie Gandy

Deputy City Clerk

City Clerk's Office

City of Beaumont

Stephanie.Gandy@beaumonttexas.gov

P: 409-880-3745 F: 409-880-3740

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I'm writing in relation to my FOIA request submitted on

Thank you very much for the time an effort you spent sending this information over. The Officer involved shooting data (OIS) that you provided is not usable since it is not in the format we requested. We need to know OIS on an annual basis – for example OIS in 2013, 2012, etc., for the previous 10 years. You provided us with the total number of OIS for the past 10 years. Sorry for any miscommunication on my end.

Also, please clarify what constitutes an officer-involved shooting in your department. For example, some departments do not count misses while others count all discharges; some include shots at animals. Other departments include intentional and accidental shootings; others do not. Please explain to us how your department classifies the OIS included in the numbers you sent to us.

Very Respectfully,
-Alex Cartwright

From: Beaumont Police Department

The information that was released in relation to your request was emailed to you on 04/02/18. There was additional information emailed to you after the Attorney General's opinion was received on 06/18/18. There was no additional information to be released to you in regards to your request.

If you have further information that you are wanting, you will need to request it in a new request. This request has been closed for close to three years. If you send a new request, please send it to the email address below:

clerk.orr@beaumonttexas.gov

Should you choose to submit a new request, we will forward it to the Beaumont Police Department.

Thank you,

Stephanie LeBlanc

Deputy City Clerk

City Clerk's Office

City of Beaumont

Stephanie.LeBlanc@beaumonttexas.gov

P: 409-880-3745 F: 409-880-3740

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