Carlsbad, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Carlsbad, CA Police Department of Carlsbad, CA.
Tracking # PRR-2017-234
Status
Rejected

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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: Faviola Medina

Good Afternoon,

Attached you will find a letter in response to your Public Records Request received on July 18, 2017.

This records request is now considered complete.

Have a wonderful day:)

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Faviola Medina
Deputy City Clerk
City of Carlsbad
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
www.carlsbadca.gov

760-434-2809| 760-720-9461 fax | faviola.medina@carlsbadca.gov<mailto:faviola.medina@carlsbadca.gov>
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From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello,

Thank you for following up with me and for the information provided. However, one crucial part of the request was not filled.

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).

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Faviola Medina

Good Afternoon,

In response to your inquiry, please see the response under Item 2 in the letter attached which reads as follows:

2. To the extent that your request seeks documents subject to Gov. Code section 6254 (c) which exempts from disclosure personnel, medical or similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy.” Penal Code section 832.7, subdivision (a), exempts from disclosure “[p]eace officer or custodial officer personnel records and records maintained by any state or local agency pursuant to Section 832.5, or information obtained from these records.” Penal Code section 832.8 defines personnel records to include any records relating to “discipline” (subd. (d)) and “complaints, or investigations of complaints, concerning an event or transaction in which he or she participated, or which he or she perceived, and pertaining to the manner in which he or she performed his or her duties.” (subd. (e)) Walter Chung, Assistant City Attorney is responsible for the denial.

Have a great day!
Faviola

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Faviola Medina
Deputy City Clerk
City of Carlsbad
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
www.carlsbadca.gov

760-434-2809| 760-720-9461 fax | faviola.medina@carlsbadca.gov<mailto:faviola.medina@carlsbadca.gov>
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