Dallas, TX, PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Aug. 3, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Monjaras, Aurelia

July 21, 2017

MuckRock
Alexander Cartwright
DEPT MR 40333
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Information Request Number 2017-15399

Dear Mr. Cartwright:

The Open Records Team has received your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act.

The information you requested will require additional time to retrieve. Factors affecting your request will depend upon the information you are requesting and the divisions, sections or units responsible for retrieving that information. With this in mind, the information you are requesting will be ready for retrieving within 20 business days from the date of this letter and by 10:00 am.

The Open Records Team apologizes for this delay in fulfilling your request. If you need any information, please feel free to contact the Open Records Team by calling 214-671-3148.

Sincerely,

Open Records Unit
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

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