Durham, NC PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

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: Bond, Marianne

Good morning,

I am in receipt of you public records request. Professional standards reports are posted on our website with information regarding use of force allegations, types of force used, and results of the case. They do not go back 10 years, but the most recent years are published.

Please refer to https://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/ click on Police Department and then Public Reports.

The city also has an open data portal to look up calls for service/crimes and export the data.

https://opendurham.nc.gov/explore/?refine.theme=Justice,+Safety,+Police,+Crime&sort=modified

We also have a crime mapper site where metadata can be exported - https://communitycrimemap.com/

With all due respect, I do not have time to provide a link to every report published. Please use the links above to conduct your own searches on the City of Durham website. The reports are on the city website under document center as stated above. https://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/

Items 1, 3, and 4 are tracked in reports and can easily be compiled. I do not have a spreadsheet readily available and I hope to have the totals for items 1, 3 and 4 in the next 3-4 weeks.

I am not aware of the PD tracking item number 2 and unless it is something we have compiled, I will not be able to provide this.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Captain M. K. Bond
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Durham Police Department
505 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
O: 919-560-4322 (*29202)
F: 919-560-4971
marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov<mailto:marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov>
http://Facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment<http://facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment>

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DurhamPoliceNC

Under the provisions of G. S. 132-1.4 & 160A-168, the information contained herein may be confidential and not a public record, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this communication is not permitted. If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete all electronic copies, destroy all hard copies, and notify me immediately. Your cooperation will be appreciated

July 29, 2017
Durham Police Department
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

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

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From: Bond, Marianne

Please provide me with a telephone number where I can call you. Some of what you are asking for is not tracked and/or compiled.

Captain M. K. Bond
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Durham Police Department
505 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
O: 919-560-4322 (*29202)
F: 919-560-4971
marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov<mailto:marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov>
http://Facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment<http://facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment>

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DurhamPoliceNC

Under the provisions of G. S. 132-1.4 & 160A-168, the information contained herein may be confidential and not a public record, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this communication is not permitted. If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete all electronic copies, destroy all hard copies, and notify me immediately. Your cooperation will be appreciated

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

You may call me at 914-400-5352, however, electronic communication is better for me.

Thank you in advance.
-Alex Cartwright

From: Bond, Marianne

Good afternoon,

I have attached the Professional Standards Annual Report from 2015 and 2016, the calls for service data, and the quarterly IA reports. If I am able to obtain further documentation that is responsive to your request, I will forward that as well.

Links

https://durhamnc.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=96
https://durhamnc.gov/Archive.aspx

Calls for Service

2007 = 256,581
2008 = 274,472
2009 = 272,868
2010 = 278,207
2011 = 276,067
2012 = 296,860
2013 = 305,890
2014 = 288,628
2015 = 280,607
2016 = 281,124

Captain M. K. Bond
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Durham Police Department
505 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
O: 919-560-4322 (*29202)
F: 919-560-4971
marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov<mailto:marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov>
http://Facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment<http://facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment>

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DurhamPoliceNC

Under the provisions of G. S. 132-1.4 & 160A-168, the information contained herein may be confidential and not a public record, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this communication is not permitted. If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete all electronic copies, destroy all hard copies, and notify me immediately. Your cooperation will be appreciated

From: Bond, Marianne

Good morning,

This is the only additional information I have obtained which may be responsive to your request.

Captain M. K. Bond
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Durham Police Department
505 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
O: 919-560-4322 (*29202)
F: 919-560-4971
marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov<mailto:marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov>
http://Facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment<http://facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment>

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DurhamPoliceNC

Under the provisions of G. S. 132-1.4 & 160A-168, the information contained herein may be confidential and not a public record, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this communication is not permitted. If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete all electronic copies, destroy all hard copies, and notify me immediately. Your cooperation will be appreciated

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I do not see any attachment to your last email. Could you please re-send it?

Thank you,
Alex Cartwright

From: Bond, Marianne

I just reattached all the files I sent

Captain M. K. Bond
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
Durham Police Department
505 W. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
O: 919-560-4322 (*29202)
F: 919-560-4971
marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov<mailto:marianne.bond@durhamnc.gov>
http://Facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment<http://facebook.com/DurhamPoliceDepartment>

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DurhamPoliceNC

Under the provisions of G. S. 132-1.4 & 160A-168, the information contained herein may be confidential and not a public record, and is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this communication is not permitted. If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete all electronic copies, destroy all hard copies, and notify me immediately. Your cooperation will be appreciated

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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