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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), 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 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.

2. 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

I am writing to follow up on my original request made on

Thank you very much for providing the information we requested. I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding the data on officer-involved shootings. We requested the total number of annual officer involved shootings each year for the past 10 years.

While you sent us data on officer complaints, the OIS data seems to have been overlooked. Could you please provide that data? If not, could you please clarify that your department does not collect OIS (officer involved shooting) data.

If you are able to provide the data, please define what constitutes an officer-involved shooting in your department. For example, some departments do not count misses while others count all discharges; some include shots at animals. Other departments include intentional and accidental shootings; others do not. Please explain to us how your department classifies the OIS included in the numbers you sent to us.

Respectfully, -Alex Cartwright

From: Clovis Police Department

Please review the attached correspondence from Jenell Van Bindsbergen.

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From: Clovis Police Department

Please review the attached correspondence from Jenell Van Bindsbergen. Thank you.

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Akami Yang | Legal Secretary to Jenell Van Bindsbergen,
Wiley Driskill & James Sanchez
7404 North Spalding Avenue Fresno, CA 93720-3370
T: 559.431.5600 F: 559.261.9366

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $129.80 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Clovis Police Department

Please review the attached correspondence from Jenell Van Bindsbergen. Thank you.

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Akami Yang | Legal Secretary to Jenell Van Bindsbergen,
Wiley Driskill & James Sanchez
7404 North Spalding Avenue Fresno, CA 93720-3370
T: 559.431.5600 F: 559.261.9366

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From: Clovis Police Department

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