El Monte, CA City Clerks Office PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the El Monte City Clerk of El Monte, CA.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you. We have already sent this request to the El Monte Police Department; they directed us to the City Clerks Office.

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? 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.

4. 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 our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we 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 and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Leng Chan

Re: California Public Records Act Request received August 21, 2017

Dear Mr. Cartwright:

As required under California Government Code Section 6253(c), this letter is in response to your written records request pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Govt. Code Section 6250 et seq.).

At this time we respectfully request a 14 day extension to respond to your request. Additional time is needed to obtain, review and evaluate if records exist and/or any of the material is subject to non-disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Request Act. Accordingly, our Office will follow-up with you within fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter or sooner.

Sincerely,
Leng Chan
City Clerk's Office
City of El Monte

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for the update. Thank you for accommodating our request. I look forward to receiving the data.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Leng Chan

Dear Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer:

As required under California Government Code Section 6253(c), this letter is in response to your written public records request pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Govt. Code Section 6250 et seq.) which was received by the City Clerk's Office on August 21, 2017.

Enclosed is a copy of document responsive to your request which was provided by the Police Department.

This completes our response and this request is now closed. Should you have any question or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (626)580-2016, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sincerely,

Leng Chan

City Clerk's Office

From: Leng Chan

Good Morning, the request was emailed out to you in a separate email earlier today. Thank you.

Leng Chan
City Clerk’s Office

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