Charleston, SC PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Nappo, Karen

Good morning Mr. Cartwright. We are in receipt of the below Freedom of Information Request. I would like to discuss the parameters of your request. Much of this information is not kept in electronic retrievable form going back 10 years. In order to reduce the cost of providing you with the information you have requested, please advise of a telephone number and a date and time when we can discuss this matter further. Thank you.

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello Ms. Nappo,

Thank you for your kind response and willingness to help. Would you be able to call me 7/20 or 7/21 between 12 noon and 5pm at 914-400-5352?

Best, -Alex Cartwright

From: Nappo, Karen

Those dates and times work well with my schedule. Are you available throughout or should we set a specific time; would July 20th at 1pm EST work for you?

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright

July 20 at 1pm will work for me. Thanks for the prompt response. I look forward to hearing from you.

From: Nappo, Karen

I will call you tomorrow at 1pm. Thank you.

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

From: Nappo, Karen

Good afternoon. I have a scheduling conflict, can I call you at 3pm today (EST) vice our originally scheduled 1pm? Thank you.

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright

3pm is fine.

From: Nappo, Karen

Good afternoon. I want to confirm that the report below is the report for which you are looking for past years:

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15104

Thank you.

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright

Yes- exactly.

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From: Nappo, Karen

Thank you. The officer in charge of this report is out of the office until Monday. I will speak with her as soon as she returns.

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright

Sounds good. Thank you. I will look forward to getting the reports from other years!

From: Nappo, Karen

Please find attached the PSO Annual reports from 2008 through 2016. These are the reports that we maintain electronically. If you want earlier versions of the reports we will have to calculate the cost involved in searching and retrieving the information. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Thank you.

Karen A. Nappo│Assistant Manager Administrative Services
City of Charleston│Police Department
180 Lockwood Boulevard│Charleston, SC 29403
T: (843) 720-3780│F: 843-722-4085│nappok@charleston-sc.gov│ www.charleston-sc.gov<http://www.charleston-sc.gov/>

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

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