Escondido, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Elk Grove Police Department of Elk Grove, 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: Bryan Noblett

I’ll check on the status of this request. It was logged and assigned out for handling when it was originally received.

Bryan Noblett
Chief of Police

Elk Grove Police Department
8380 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

916.627-3300 (Main-Admin.)
916.683-3061 (fax)

www.elkgrovepd.org<http://www.elkgrovepd.org>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you!

From: Bryan Noblett

I would have assumed it had been handled some time ago. I will route it to our Professional Standards Bureau for a response.

Bryan Noblett
Chief of Police

Elk Grove Police Department
8380 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

916.627-3300 (Main-Admin.)
916.683-3061 (fax)

www.elkgrovepd.org<http://www.elkgrovepd.org>

From: Tamara Lopez

Good morning,

The above request was filled on 9/8/2017 and was sent to the email address provided on the initial request: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>. Please let me know if you are unable to obtain the documents using the email address provided.

Thanks,

Tamara Lopez
Administrative Analyst
Office of the Chief

Elk Grove Police Department
916.478.8167

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