Burbank, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Burbank Police Department of Burbank, CA.
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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Moran, Jennifer

Mr. Cartwright,

I am in receipt of your July 18, 2017 Public Records Act Request in which you request documents/information regarding citizen complaints, calls for service and officer involved shootings. The City will need additional time to search for, collect and examine the documents (please see Government Code § 6253).

The City will provide you with a response no later than August 11, 2017.

Thank you,

Jennifer Moran
Police Records Manager
Burbank Police Department
200 N Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 238-3141
(818) 238-3149 Fax

From: Moran, Jennifer

Good Afternoon,

Please see attached response letter and documents.

Thank you,

Jennifer

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Excellent! Thank you very much for providing this and for providing it quickly!

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I'm writing in relation to my FOIA request submitted on 7/18/2018

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: Burbank Police Department

Good Morning,

This e-mail is in response to your follow-up request e-mailed on June 5, 2018 in which you requested an annual breakdown of OIS and the Burbank Police Department’s definition of an officer involved shooting. The following is our response:

1. 2006 2 OIS

2. 2007 2 OIS

3. 2008 1 OIS

4. 2009 1 OIS

5. 2010 2 OIS

6. 2011 None

7. 2012 None

8. 2013 None

9. 2014 None

10.2015 None
11. 2016 2 OIS

The Burbank Police Department posts their policies on the police website at burbankpd.org under the Professional Accountability tab. Please refer to Policy 310 regarding the definition of an officer involved shooting.

Thank you,

Jennifer Moran
Police Records Manager
Burbank Police Department
200 N Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 238-3141
(818) 238-3149 Fax
Burbankpd.org

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