Cary, NC PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Ken Davis

Your request has been received

From: Ken Davis

I apologize for the delay. I have been waiting for someone to come back into the office to get some additional data I do not have access to. I hope to have the data complete by the beginning of next week. Ken

Ken Davis
Police Records Supervisor
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave
Cary, NC 27513
919-469-4322 Phone
919-460-4904 Fax

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Ken,

Thank you for sending the update. I appreciate it and I look forward to getting the data soon.

Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: Ken Davis

Attached are the records responsive to your request.

Here are the links to our public information:

http://www.townofcary.org/services-publications/police/faq

https://data.townofcary.org/page/home/

Ken Davis
Police Records Supervisor
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave
Cary, NC 27513
919-469-4322 Phone
919-460-4904 Fax

Please note that e-mail sent to and from this address is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

I am writing to follow up on my original request made on 7/18/17

Thank you very much for providing the information we requested. I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding the data on officer-involved shootings. We requested the total number of annual officer involved shootings each year for the past 10 years.

While you sent us data on officer complaints, the OIS data seems to have been overlooked. Could you please provide that data? If not, could you please clarify that your department does not collect OIS (officer involved shooting) data.

If you are able to provide the data, please define 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.

Respectfully, -Alex Cartwright

From: Cary Police Department

Your request has been received

Ken Davis
Police Records Supervisor
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave
Cary, NC 27513
919-469-4322 Phone
919-460-4904 Fax

Please note that e-mail sent to and from this address is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Cary Police Department

This is in response to your public records request dated June 5, 2018. In this communication, you have requested data on officer involved shootings which includes shootings resulting in discipline.

Under NCGS 160A-168, which governs the release of public personnel information, disciplinary actions are not public personnel information under this statute. Please see NCGS 160A-168 for additional information.

Thank you for your request.

Ken Davis
Police Records Supervisor
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave
Cary, NC 27513
919-469-4322 Phone
919-460-4904 Fax

Please note that e-mail sent to and from this address is subject to North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Ken,

I would like to humbly request that you review my previous message to you once more. I have not asked for any personnel information nor have I asked for disciplinary decisions. I have only asked for the number of officer involved shootings. This is a very common statistic; in fact I have collected it from almost 300 different departments across the country. I hope you can re consider my request. I have re produced it below:

While you sent us data on officer complaints, the OIS data seems to have been overlooked. Could you please provide that data? If not, could you please clarify that your department does not collect OIS (officer involved shooting) data.

If you are able to provide the data, please define 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: Cary Police Department

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