Davie, FL PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Davie Police Department of Davie, FL.
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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: Debbie Irwin

Good morning Mr. Cartwright,

I am in receipt of your request. I am unable to advise the exact cost of your request until I see how much information there is. We will need a deposit of $40.00, which would cover two hours for the time alone.

Please send the check to Davie Police Department: Records Unit, attention to Denise Stockdale. Please reference the request. Our address is 1230 S. Nob Hill Rd., Davie Fl, 33324.

Please make check payable to the Town of Davie.

Is there a phone number I can contact you by, in case we have any questions?

Thank you and have a good day

Deborah Irwin
Records Manager
954-693-8225

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Deborah,

Thank you for your prompt response. I will send along the $40.00 for you.

Best, Alex Cartwright

From: Mark Leone

Your request has been forwarded to the Internal Affairs division.

Sergeant Mark Leone
Media & Public Relations

Davie Police Department
1230 S. Nob Hill Road
Davie FL 33324
(954)693-8387
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To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $40.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Davie Police Department

Mr. Cartwright,
Here are the documents you requested regarding Davie Police Department. In answer to your questions #5, none of the data is published publicly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (954) 693-8315. Thanks

Denise Stockdale, Records Supervisor
Records Division
Davie Police Department
Denise_Stockdale@davie-fl.gov

From: Denise Stockdale

Mr. Cartwright,
Here are the responses to your questions in your public records request for Davie Police Department. In answer to question #5, none of this information is published. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any of the data provided, please feel free to contact me at (954) 693-8315. Thanks
Denise

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Denise Stockdale
Records Supervisor
Davie Police Records Division
Main: 954.693.8315
Records: 954.693.8220
E-mail: Denise_Stockdale@Davie-FL.gov<mailto:Denise_Stockdale@Davie-FL.gov>

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communication to or from government employees regarding government business are public record and are available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may, therefore, be subject to public disclosure.

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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