Vancouver, WA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Clark County Sheriff's Department of Clark County, WA.
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P008103-091417

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

We have your Internal Affairs report for 2015. Can you please provide a copy of that report for 2007-2014 & 2016-2017? If so, you may omit #1 of our request.

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? 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.

4. 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 our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we 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 and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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Dear Cartwright / Dirmeyer:

Your request has been logged in WebQA and has been given the reference number P008103-091417 for tracking purposes.

Clark County should receive your request today, except if today is a holiday or weekend, in which case receipt will be on the next business day.  You should receive a response from Clark County within five business days of their receipt that: (1) provides records; (2) provides an internet address allowing you to access records; (3) acknowledges your request and provides a reasonable estimate of the time required to respond to the request; or (4) denies the request.

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for this update. We look forward to receiving the documents soon.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Clark County Sheriff's Department

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Re:  Your public records request received via email on 9/12/2017 for data on citizen complaints (Reference number P008103-091417)

Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Alexander:

Our previous correspondence indicated that a response to your request would be available on or about 11/13/17.  At this time we must extend that date.  Due to the volume and complexity of requests we have received, we require additional time to respond to your request.

We are continuing to coordinate with our Internal Affairs and Crime Analysis units, and we now anticipate a response to your request will be available on or about 12/8/2017. We will make every effort to respond to your request before that date.

Thank you for your patience while we work to address your request. If you have any questions please contact our Public Disclosure line at (360) 397-2101, or you may respond to this email.

Sincerely,

Public Records Unit
Clark County Sheriff's Office

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From: Clark County Sheriff's Department

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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 Description: TO: "PDR Request System Clark County"[clarkcountywa@mycusthelp.net]Clark County Sheriff's Office: Street Address: 707 West 13th StreetVancouver, WA 98660Mailing Address: P.O. Box 410,Vancouver, WA 98666November 24, 2017This is a follow up to request number P008103-091417:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Public Records request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 12, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #P008103-091417.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 42924-87957428@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/clark-county-sheriffs-department-7392/vancouver-wa-pd-citizen-complaints-42924/?email=clarkcountywa%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=d797498a-6717-42cd-8179-d7dc4b3a88d2#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 42924411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On Nov. 9, 2017:

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Please see the attached correspondence regarding your public records request. Tracking number P008103-091417 If you have questions about the status of your request, please call (360) 397-2101.
Sincerely,
Public Records Unit Clark County Sheriff’s Office

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