Chattanooga, TN PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Chattanooga Police Department of Chattanooga, TN.
Tracking # P002579-072717
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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Nathan Vaughn

Mr. Cartwright,

Our portal for open records is through the City Attorney's Office. Please
use the link below to submit your request.

https://chattanoogatn.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(abzmizem3
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Thank you,

Nathan Vaughn
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Nathan Vaughn

Captain

Chattanooga Police Department

3410 Amnicola Highway

Chattanooga, TN 37406

Office: 423-643-5143 | Cell: 423-567-4468

From: Alexander Cartwright

Mr. Vaughn,

Thank you for the prompt response. The annual report titled "Chattanooga Police Department Annual Report" was very useful and contains all the information I need except I am unable to find copies of the report for 2007-2010, and 2014-2016. I have the report for 2011-2013.

Best,
Alex Cartwright

From: City of Chattanooga

Dear Alexander Cartwright,

Thank you for your interest in the City of Chattanooga open records.
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Records Requested: Pursuant to Tennessee's Public 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request.
You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.

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