Coral Springs FL, PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Coral Springs Police Department of Coral Springs, FL.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Stephanie Rivero

Good Morning,

Your records request has been forwarded to our Records Department. Someone will be contacting you next week.

Thank you.

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Stephanie Rivero
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police
Coral Springs Police Department
srivero@coralsprings.org<mailto:srivero@coralsprings.org> • Phone 954-346-1201 • Fax 954-346-1210
2801 Coral Springs Drive • Coral Springs, Florida 33065

From: Martha Fonte

Good Morning Mr. Cartwright,

I am in review of your request, and would like to advise that this request has a fee for production.

Would you like an estimate before we start?
Some items are handled by other units and there can also be an administrative charge for the time taken to produce your request.

Please advise before we commence.

Thank you,

From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello Mrs. Rivero,

Please send me the cost estimate. I look forward to receiving it.

Thank you for your prompt response to my request.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Martha Fonte

Hi
We will work on the estimate.
thanks

From: Maria Gil-Moreno

Good Afternoon Mr. Cartwright. I am the person who is handling Your request now. At Your convenience, I would like to speak with You.
I can be reached at the below listed number after 3:30 PM today.

Thanks,

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Maria A. Gil-Moreno #672
Records Unit Principal Office Assistant
Coral Springs Police Department * Records Unit
mgilmoreno@coralsprings.org<mailto:mgilmoreno@coralsprings.org> * Phone 954-346-1743 * Fax 954-346-1331
City of Coral Springs, Florida * 2801 Coral Springs Drive * Coral Springs, Florida 33065

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