Centennial, CO PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Beth Carman

Mr. Cartwright,

Please contact me regarding your recent records request

Beth Carman
Records Supervisor
Records Unit
13101 E. Broncos Parkway
Centennial, Colorado 80112
720-874-3872 direct
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www.ArapahoeSheriff.org

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From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello Ms. Carman,

Thank you for following up with me. I am an Economics Professor in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and I am engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires me to request data from your department. If you have questions about my request or suggestions, I would be happy to discuss them with you.

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

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? If your department logs calls for service in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.

Please include documentation regarding how many of these officer-involved shootings involved disciplinary action. (Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges).

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.

Collecting this information is very important to my research, so I would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, I would be happy to discuss them with you.

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.

From: Beth Carman

I will contact you on Monday when I return to my office

From: Beth Carman

Mr. Cartwright,

I would like to speak to you regarding your request and the time and fees involved in gathering the information for you

Please call me at your earliest convenience

Thank-you

From: Alexander Cartwright

Ms. Carman,

Can you please give me a phone number where I can contact you? I would prefer to communicate electronically as it is easier for me to keep track of.

Could you please provide time and cost estimates via email? If not, I am glad to call you. Please provide a contact number.

Respectfully,
-Alex Cartwright

From: Beth Carman

Mr. Cartwright,

Question;

#4 on your request - -number of officers involved in shootings – is this any kind of shootings such as shooting at a deer. Please be specific

Thank-you

Beth Carman
Records Supervisor
Records Unit
13101 E. Broncos Parkway
Centennial, Colorado 80112
720-874-3872 direct
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www.ArapahoeSheriff.org

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From: Beth Carman

Mr. Cartwright

The estimated fees for your request are approximately between 340.00 – 360.00

There has been approximately 17 hrs. of research put into this request to date. Additional time for research may be applicable

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello Ms. Carman,

Thank you for following up with me. As per my request, I am only interested in officer involved shootings (whenever an officer discharged a firearm) but excluding animals.

What can I do to minimize the fees? What is your hourly rate?

Best, -Alex Cartwright

From: Beth Carman

The fee for research and gathering information is $20.00 per hour

As previously stated there has been approximately 17 hrs. of research put into this request to date. Additional time for research may be applicable
In order to minimize the fees a more streamlined request would be applicable

To answer one of your question bullet #5, the ACSO puts out an annual report which is on the ACSIO website. This might provide with some information you looking for

Hope this helps answer your questions

Thank-you

Beth Carman
Records Supervisor
Records Unit
13101 E. Broncos Parkway
Centennial, Colorado 80112
720-874-3872 direct
[cid:image008.png@01D31041.AFDCD400]

www.ArapahoeSheriff.org

[cid:image009.png@01D31041.AFDCD400] <https://www.facebook.com/arapahoeso> [cid:image010.png@01D31041.AFDCD400] <https://twitter.com/arapahoeso> [cid:image011.jpg@01D31041.AFDCD400] <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxfRydko94-15Hk68YqSpw> [cid:image012.png@01D31041.AFDCD400] <https://nextdoor.com/agency-detail/co/arapahoe-county/arapahoe-county-sheriffs-office/> [cid:image013.png@01D31041.AFDCD400] <https://www.instagram.com/arapahoeso>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello Ms. Carman,

Could you please send me links to all available reports? Do you have copies of the report not available online?

Thank you!
-Alex Cartwright

From: Beth Carman

I am not sure if the specific reports that you are requesting are on the annual report that is on the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office webpage although it does provide some information

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Ms. Carman,

Would you kindly send me copies of the Centennial CO Police Department annual report for years 2007-2017 (or the most recent year)? If you cannot send them as attachments to this email, can you please send me the link to each report online?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Beth Carman

Here is the web page for the ACSO

http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us

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