El Cajon, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the El Cajon Police Department of El Cajon, CA.
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From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: Norma Cabana

Mr. Cartwright,

I apologize for not seeing the first request sent on July 30, 2017. Your request is being sent to our City Attorney for review and process.

Sincerely,

Norma Cabana
Acting Police Records Manager
El Cajon Police Department

From: Barbara Luck

Mr. Cartwright,

Please see the attached.

Sincerely,

Barbara C. Luck
Staff Attorney
City of El Cajon Attorney's Office
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 441-1798 office
(619) 441-1537 fax
bluck@cityofelcajon.us<mailto:bluck@cityofelcajon.us>

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City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alternate Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much for following up with me. I understand the need for more time to compile the information. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Barbara Luck

Mr. Cartwright,

Please see the attached.

Sincerely,

Barbara C. Luck
Staff Attorney
City of El Cajon Attorney's Office
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 441-1798 office
(619) 441-1537 fax
bluck@cityofelcajon.us<mailto:bluck@cityofelcajon.us>

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City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alternate Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for the update. I look forward to your response.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Barbara Luck

Mr. Cartwright,

I am resending the letter I sent to you on August 21 indicating that I estimated I could respond with records beginning September 11, 2017. Thank you for your patience.

From: Barbara Luck

Mr. Cartwright,

Please see the attached.

Sincerely,

Barbara C. Luck
Staff Attorney
City of El Cajon Attorney's Office
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 441-1798 office
(619) 441-1537 fax
bluck@cityofelcajon.us<mailto:bluck@cityofelcajon.us>

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City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alternate Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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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