Chattanooga, TN PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Chattanooga Police Department of Chattanooga, TN.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # P002796-081717
Due Sept. 7, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Carlton Purvis

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.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Carlton Purvis

From: Toby Hewitt

http://www.chattanooga.gov/attorney-office/63-city-attorney/1468-tennessee-open-records-request
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Toby Hewitt
Lieutenant

Chattanooga Police Department
Office of Internal Affairs
100 East 11th Street, Suite 302 Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-643-6240
thewitt@chattanooga.gov

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Lt. Hewitt,

I assume, based on your previous email that does not include instructions or a salutation, that you would like for me to follow the link and submit my request there.

When I click the link on the page, I am simply directed a site advertising FOIA management software for municipal governments. I am unable to submit my request through the site.

Please advise.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Toby Hewitt

Greetings and salutations Alex Cartwright and Carlton Purvis,

Open records requests from the City of Chattanooga must be filed through
the Chattanooga City Attorney's Office. The link to their page on the City
of Chattanooga Website is:

http://www.chattanooga.gov/attorney-office

The phone number to that office is: *(423) 643-8250*

Please pass this information along to all of your colleagues.
--
Toby Hewitt
Lieutenant

Chattanooga Police Department
Office of Internal Affairs
100 East 11th Street, Suite 302 Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-643-6240
thewitt@chattanooga.gov

From: City of Chattanooga

Dear Carlton Purvis,

Thank you for your interest in the City of Chattanooga open records.
The City has up to 7 business days to inform you that the request is ready to pick up, the request is denied, or the request is still being processed for an additional period of time.

Your request was received in this office on 8/17/2017 and given the reference number P002796-081717 for tracking purposes. (https://chattanoogatn.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=2796&coid=6FD42666)

Records Requested: 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.Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.Sincerely,Carlton Purvis

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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From: City of Chattanooga

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 17, 2017, Reference # P002796-081717.

Dear Carlton,

The City received a public information request from you on August 17, 2017. Your request mentioned:
“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.Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.Sincerely,Carlton Purvis”

The City has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request. Please note that this is a partial release. The City is still retrieving, reviewing, and/or redacting the remainder of your requested records.

Please log in to the Chattanooga Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the appropriate responsive documents.
Open Records Request Form - P002796-081717 (https://chattanoogatn.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=2796&coid=6FD42666)

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Chattanooga Open Records
Office of the City Attorney
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From: City of Chattanooga

Attachments:
City_Cost_Estimate_Letter--Carlton_Purvis_9.6.17.pdf (https://chattanoogatn.s3.amazonaws.com/9d17874f-4949-42f0-8979-a739935728fa.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJQ2V5OYFVKVR4DPQ&Expires=1507294014&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DCity_Cost_Estimate_Letter--Carlton_Purvis_9.6.17.pdf&Signature=Yy%2FDeQyyFPXE0QpSlibFiXXIgpI%3D)
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Good Morning Mr. Purvis:

I hope this email finds you very well. At your earliest convenience, please log into your account to view the cost estimate letter for Open Records Request: P002796-081717.

Please note that a partial release of the records you requested were sent to you on August 24, 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you so much, Chattanooga Open Records Center
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for compiling these costs. We understand the request is extensive and the need for a payment is understandable, but $870 is will beyond our budget. What would the costs be to simply obtain the total amount of external and internal complaints (#1 and #2) for ten years (this excludes information on the outcome of each complaint). Are there other things I could do to reduce the costs?

Thank you very much.

From: City of Chattanooga

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Public Records Center. Description: TO: [chattanoogatn@mycusthelp.net]September 10, 2017Chattanooga Police DepartmentChattanooga Police Department3410 Amnicola Hwy.Chattanooga, TN 37406This is a follow up to request number P002796-081717:Thank you for compiling these costs. We understand the request is extensive and the need for a payment is understandable, but $870 is will beyond our budget. What would the costs be to simply obtain the total amount of external and internal complaints (#1 and #2) for ten years (this excludes information on the outcome of each complaint). Are there other things I could do to reduce the costs?Thank you very much.---On Sept. 6, 2017:Attachments: City_Cost_Estimate_Letter--Carlton_Purvis_9.6.17.pdf (https://chattanoogatn.s3.amazonaws.com/9d17874f-4949-42f0-8979-a739935728fa.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJQ2V5OYFVKVR4DPQ&Expires=1507294014&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DCity_Cost_Estimate_Letter--Carlton_Purvis_9.6.17.pdf&Signature=Yy%2FDeQyyFPXE0QpSlibFiXXIgpI%3D)

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From: City of Chattanooga

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 17, 2017, Reference # P002796-081717 Dear Carlton, The City received a public information request from you on August 17, 2017. Your request mentioned: “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.Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.Sincerely,Carlton Purvis”
The City will need an extension because: The office is still in the process of retrieving, reviewing, and/or redacting the requested records.
The City will provide an update on the status of your request within the next 14 days.
Chattanooga Open Records Office of the City Attorney (423) 643-8250

From: Chattanooga Police Department

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 17, 2017, Reference # P002796-081717.

Dear Carlton,

The City received a public information request from you on August 17, 2017. Your request mentioned:
“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.Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.Sincerely,Carlton Purvis”

The City has reviewed your request and determined that portions of the records requested are exempt from disclosure under the law for the following reasons:

Please log in to the Chattanooga Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the responsive documents that were not exempt from;
Open Records Request Form - P002796-081717 (https://chattanoogatn.mycusthelpadmin.com/WEBAPP/ZAdmin/Setup/https://chattanoogatn.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=2796&coid=6FD42666)

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Chattanooga Open Records
City Attorney’s Office

From: Chattanooga Police Department

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Hello Mr. Purvis:

I hope this email finds you very well. Your Open Records Request: P002796-081717 was closed on 12/15/17 because we did not receive a response regarding the cost estimate letter that we sent to you.

If you would like to reopen this request, please feel free to contact us at 423-643-8256. Thank you so much,
Demetria Patton
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