Dayton, OH PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, 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: Garrison, John

Mr. Cartwright,

I am the Public Records Administrator for the Dayton Police Department and I will be handling your request, which I just received today.

Your request is for information. The Ohio public records law requires a public agency to provide records/documents. We are not required to provide information. That being said, I will reach out to some of my contacts within the police department and inquire whether or not we already track the types of information you requested. If the document already exists, I am happy to provide it to you. I will let you know as soon as I have an answer.

Best Regards,

[DAYTON Logo-RGB email.png] John N. Garrison
Sergeant I Public Records Administrator
Department of Police
Investigations and Administrative Services Division I City of Dayton
335 W. Third St I Dayton, Ohio 45402
Office 937.333.1312 I Fax 937.333.1323 I www.daytonohio.gov<http://www.daytonohio.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much. I appreciate your help.

Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

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