Columbus, GA, PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Columbus Police Department of Columbus, GA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Sheila Fazekas

Via Email: requests@muckrock.com

July 27, 2017

Alexander Cartwright

Re: Open Records Request/Officer Complaints
Our File No. OR17-00724-5249

Dear Mr. Cartwright:

This letter is in response to your request submitted under the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-70, et seq., received in our office July 24, 2017, regarding the above referenced.

Please be advised this office is currently awaiting a reply from pertinent departments to complete the processing of your request.

You can expect to hear from us as soon as we have the information.

Sincerely,

Sam Cothran
Sergeant - Desk Services/Open Records
Columbus Police Department
Office: 706-653-3205
Direct: 706-225-4026
Open Records E-mail: cpdopenrecords@columbusga.org<mailto:cpdopenrecords@columbusga.org>
E-mail: scothran@columbusga.org<mailto:scothran@columbusga.org>

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From: CPD Open Records

Email: requests@muckrock.com

July 31, 2017

Alexander Cartwright:

RE: Open Records Request
Our File No. OR17-0724-5249

Dear Mr. Cartwright,

This letter is in response to your request submitted under the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-70, et seq., received in this office July 24, 2017, regarding the above referenced.

Documents located responsive to your request are attached. The records are in our format and the length of time retained O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-71(j).

Charges, excepting the first fifteen minutes of administrative time, are as follows:
Research, retrieval, redaction and copying: (less than 15 minutes) No Charge

Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Sam Cothran
Sergeant - Desk Services/Open Records
Columbus Police Department
Office: 706-653-3205
Direct: 706-225-4026
Open Records E-mail: cpdopenrecords@columbusga.org<mailto:cpdopenrecords@columbusga.org>
E-mail: scothran@columbusga.org<mailto:scothran@columbusga.org>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

This is excellent. Thank you.

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