Baton Rouge, LA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Baton Rouge Police Department of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
Est. Completion Sept. 15, 2017
Status
Withdrawn

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints made against your department’s officers annually for the last 10 years?

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?

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?

4. What is the number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years?

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.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Lisa Freeman

Good morning, Mr. Cartwright,

Your records request has been forwarded to me for processing.

I will contact the possible custodian(s) of the records you’re interested in and let you know what time line is expected for production of responsive items.

As I read your request, the “10 year” qualifier will be processed beginning with the year 2007.

Sincerely,

LF

From: Alexander Cartwright

Hello,

Yes- starting in 2007. Thank you for the prompt response.
I will await your response.

Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: Lisa Freeman

Good afternoon, Mr. Cartwright,

I have been contacted by our Internal Affairs Division, to whom I forwarded your records request for processing.

There is some confusion, in that the enumerated items of your request actually ask for responses to questions.

Insofar as we are addressing your request as a request for documents, please let us know if you are, in fact, requesting the documents/records which may contain the information you’re inquiring about.

Thanks so much for the clarification.

LF

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for writing in to clarify the confusion. I am requesting any and all documents which may contain the answers to my questions.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Lisa Freeman

Mr. Cartwright,

I cannot locate your phone number in your email.

If you would be so kind as to provide it (and a time frame in which you are available), I’d be happy to call you about where we are on this matter.

Many thanks,

LF

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

You may call me at 914-400-5352. You may call anytime between 9am and 5pm EST.

Thank you.
Alex Cartwright

From: Lisa Freeman

Hello again, Mr. Cartwright,

Thank you for the pleasant telephone visit a bit ago.

As I understand it, you would like to “suspend” your records request at this time, in order to do some further outreach/research.

Please know that we will be happy to process your request in the event you’d like to proceed at a later date.

Thank you and best regards,

LF

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