Chicago Independent Police Review Authority Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Independent Police Review Authority of Chicago, IL.
Tracking # 17-056-404
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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

Dear Sir or Madam,

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Peterson, Tyra

Mr. Cartwright,

We are in receipt of your FOIA request dated July 28, 2017, for data for your empirical research project on police behavior and citizens' complaints. We attempted to reach you by telephone (231-591-3142) on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to speak with you regarding your request. You were not available so we left you a voice mail message.

It is necessary that we speak with you as soon as possible as we have questions regarding your request. Please contact me at 312-746-0172, ext. 1196.

Thank you.

Tyra Sherese Peterson
Paralegal II
Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA)
(transitioning from the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA))
1615 W. Chicago Ave., 5th <x-apple-data-detectors://7/0> Floor<x-apple-data-detectors://7/0>
Chicago, IL 60622<x-apple-data-detectors://7/0>
(312) 746-3609<tel:(312)%20746-3609>

This e-mail and any attachments thereto, are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail (or the person responsible for delivering this document to the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this e-mail, and any attachment thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please respond to the individual sending the message, and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and printout thereof.

From: Peterson, Tyra

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached letter regarding the above-referenced matter.

Thank you.

Tyra Sherese Peterson
Paralegal II
Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA)
(transitioning from the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA))
1615 W. Chicago Ave., 5th <x-apple-data-detectors://7/0> Floor<x-apple-data-detectors://7/0>
Chicago, IL 60622<x-apple-data-detectors://7/0>
(312) 746-3609<tel:(312)%20746-3609>

This e-mail and any attachments thereto, are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail (or the person responsible for delivering this document to the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this e-mail, and any attachment thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please respond to the individual sending the message, and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and printout thereof.

From: Peterson, Tyra

Dear Professor Cartwright,

Attached is IPRA's response to your FOIA request received in our office on July 31, 2017.

Thank you.

Tyra Sherese Peterson
Paralegal II
Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA)
(transitioning from the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA))
1615 W. Chicago Ave., 5th <x-apple-data-detectors://7/0> Floor<x-apple-data-detectors://7/0>
Chicago, IL 60622<x-apple-data-detectors://7/0>
(312) 746-3609<tel:(312)%20746-3609>

This e-mail and any attachments thereto, are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail (or the person responsible for delivering this document to the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this e-mail, and any attachment thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please respond to the individual sending the message, and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and printout thereof.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much!

From: Peterson, Tyra

You are welcome.

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