Fairfield, CA PD CItizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Fairfield Police Department of Fairfield, CA.
Due Oct. 6, 2017
Est. Completion Aug. 28, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

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 and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Fairfield Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Lexing, Geraldine

Hello,

A response letter was mailed out to you on Thursday August 10 addressed from Dawn Shepherd; the Records Manager.
Regards,

Gerrie Lexing
Police Support Supervisor-Records
Fairfield Police Department
707-428-7307 Office

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I have not received the Aug 10 letter. Could you please send an electronic copy to me here?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Shepherd, Dawn

Attached is our response.

Dawn Shepherd
Police Support Manager-Records, Property & Evidence, Facilities
Fairfield Police Department
(707) 428-7707
dshepherd@fairfield.ca.gov<mailto:dshepherd@fairfield.ca.gov>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for the response. I understand the need for an extension to collect all of the data. I look forward to the result.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Shepherd, Dawn

Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Dirmeyer
Your response letter is attached.

Kind Regards,

Dawn Shepherd
Police Support Manager-Records, Property & Evidence, Facilities
Fairfield Police Department
(707) 428-7707
dshepherd@fairfield.ca.gov<mailto:dshepherd@fairfield.ca.gov>

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To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.10 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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