El Paso, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the El Paso Police Department of El Paso, TX.
Tracking #

W048488-080217

Due May 21, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Attachments:
A._Cartwright_ORR.pdf (https://elpaso.s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/acc807de-2798-4f06-ad42-13cf7dc0a98e.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAKJ3LBIL34H6TJ5FA&Expires=1505055939&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DA._Cartwright_ORR.pdf&Signature=jCTk2gN6f%2FdaUMcHiSOGqYaHpzA%3D)
Calls_For_Service_Data.pdf (https://elpaso.s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/c2ab8623-4531-4ec0-ffb2-9d9f40b11d61.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAKJ3LBIL34H6TJ5FA&Expires=1505055939&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DCalls_For_Service_Data.pdf&Signature=G%2B2l9AZ8SE7uma5blk6Li6YdvHI%3D)
Statement_of_Estimated_Cost_for_Mr._Cartwright.pdf (https://elpaso.s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/0b41d1ff-10fe-1403-0c28-e4abbc38b696.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAKJ3LBIL34H6TJ5FA&Expires=1505055939&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DStatement_of_Estimated_Cost_for_Mr._Cartwright.pdf&Signature=c%2F%2FjfKeB%2F6H3yne9gwqZLI8tcv4%3D)

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for the data provided up to this point and thank you for preparing the estimate for the fees. I will send the $105.00 right now. Whatever you can do to minimize the fees (you mentioned a less expensive method on your letter) would be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: [ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]August 14, 2017El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso Police Dept. Records Division911N. Raynor St.El Paso, TX 79903This is a follow up to a previous request:Hello, Thank you very much for the data provided up to this point and thank you for preparing the estimate for the fees. I will send the $105.00 right now. Whatever you can do to minimize the fees (you mentioned a less expensive method on your letter) would be greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $105.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: El Paso Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: [ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]September 4, 2017El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso Police Dept. Records Division911N. Raynor St.El Paso, TX 79903This is a follow up to request number W048710-081417:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W048710-081417.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

I am writing to follow up on my original request made on

Thank you very much for providing the information we requested. I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding the data on officer-involved shootings you provided us with. What constitutes an officer-involved shooting in your department? For example, some departments do not count misses while others count all discharges; some include shots at animals. Other departments include intentional and accidental shootings; others do not. Some include all discharges and some exclude missed shots. Please explain to us how your department classifies the OIS included in the numbers you sent to us.

Very Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

I am writing to follow up on my original request made on 7/29/17

Thank you very much for providing the information we requested. I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding the data on officer-involved shootings you provided us with. What constitutes an officer-involved shooting in your department? For example, some departments do not count misses while others count all discharges; some include shots at animals. Other departments include intentional and accidental shootings; others do not. Some include all discharges and some exclude missed shots. Please explain to us how your department classifies the OIS included in the numbers you sent to us.

Very Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: "The City of El Paso Public Information Center"[ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]June 5, 2018This is a follow up to request number W048488-080217:I am writing to follow up on my original request made on Thank you very much for providing the information we requested. I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding the data on officer-involved shootings you provided us with. What constitutes an officer-involved shooting in your department? For example, some departments do not count misses while others count all discharges; some include shots at animals. Other departments include intentional and accidental shootings; others do not. Some include all discharges and some exclude missed shots. Please explain to us how your department classifies the OIS included in the numbers you sent to us. Very Respectfully, Alex CartwrightFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40636-98785903@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/el-paso-police-department-673/el-paso-tx-pd-citizen-complaints-40636/?email=ElPaso%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=4ad1d4a7-6c24-42f3-be17-f50246afa939#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 40636411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
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From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
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From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
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From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
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From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: "The City of El Paso Public Information Center"[ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]August 6, 2018This is a follow up to request number W048488-080217:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W048488-080217.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40636-98785903@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/el-paso-police-department-673/el-paso-tx-pd-citizen-complaints-40636/?uuid-login=499006c5-9473-443d-bbdd-09b3cda2bb0a&email=ElPaso%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 40636411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: "The City of El Paso Public Information Center"[ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]August 21, 2018This is a follow up to request number W048488-080217:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W048488-080217.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40636-98785903@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/el-paso-police-department-673/el-paso-tx-pd-citizen-complaints-40636/?email=ElPaso%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=8f6a1f23-e67d-4929-b574-940adbd39381#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 40636411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: "The City of El Paso Public Information Center"[ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]September 5, 2018This is a follow up to request number W048488-080217:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #W048488-080217.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40636-98785903@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/el-paso-police-department-673/el-paso-tx-pd-citizen-complaints-40636/?uuid-login=a8c36a08-3cba-494c-bcb8-fc6df5dafac1&email=ElPaso%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 40636411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: El Paso Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: "The City of El Paso Public Information Center"[ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]September 20, 2018This is a follow up to request number W048488-080217:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 29, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #W048488-080217.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 40636-98785903@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/el-paso-police-department-673/el-paso-tx-pd-citizen-complaints-40636/?email=ElPaso%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=1fc82056-d467-45bf-b6e3-58f124204856#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 40636411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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