Elk Grove, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Elk Grove Police Department of Elk Grove, CA.
Tracking # RFI-17-096
Due Aug. 9, 2017
Est. Completion Aug. 31, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

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.

I see that you have an annual report published for 2016; that annual report includes all of the information I am looking for however I am only able to locate the 2016 report online. Do you have this report for years 2007-2015? If not, I am looking for the following information:

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: Brenda Haggard

Good morning,

The City of Elk Grove (the "City") has received your Public Records Act request dated July 30, 2017 ("Request"). This email acknowledges receipt of the Request.

Pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c), this communication serves to advise you that it appears that the Request, in whole or in part, seeks copies of disclosable public records in the possession of the City, as provided by the Public Records Act, Government Code sections 6250 et seq. (the "PRA"). However, the Request may also seek copies of records that are exempt from disclosure under the provisions of the PRA, including, but not limited to, the exemptions set forth at Government Code sections 6254 and 6255.

The City will begin identifying the specific records , if any, which are responsive to the Request. We will make diligent efforts to ensure that all disclosable records will be made available to you as soon as possible. We anticipate that disclosable records can be available no later than August 31, 2017. If additional time is necessary, we will so notify you.

The City will require payment of all costs of duplication, as authorized by Government Code section 6253(b), prior to the release of any copied records. In light of the fact that the City has not yet identified all the records to be disclosed, if any, the costs of duplication cannot yet be ascertained, but we will notify you as soon as such costs are ascertained. The City strives to provide records in electronic format whenever possible to avoid the cost of duplication and mailing.

Thank you for your cooperation regarding this matter. Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information at this time. Please reference RFI-17-096 when submitting inquiries regarding this Request.
Brenda Haggard, CMC
Assistant City Clerk

City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way, 1st Floor
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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