Fort Collins, CO PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the City of Fort Collins Police Department of Fort Collins, CO.
Due Nov. 22, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From:

We have received your data request concerning police behavior and citizen complaints. I am actively working on an estimated cost to provide the data you are requesting, I will let you know that cost in the next few days.

Thank you,

Sgt. Heather Moore
Professional Standards Unit
Fort Collins Police Services
2221 S. Timberline Rd.
P.O. Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: (970) 221-6831
Fax: (970) 224-6088
hmoore@fcgov.com

From:

City of Fort Collins Police Department
CPR Office
2221 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

February 6, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Colorado Open Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 31, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Jan. 22, 2018:
We have received your data request concerning police behavior and citizen complaints. I am actively working on an estimated cost to provide the data you are requesting, I will let you know that cost in the next few days.

Thank you,

Sgt. Heather Moore
Professional Standards Unit
Fort Collins Police Services
2221 S. Timberline Rd.
P.O. Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: (970) 221-6831
Fax: (970) 224-6088
hmoore@fcgov.com
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On July 31, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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DEPT MR 40683
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE 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: City of Fort Collins Police Department

I believe we sent you a cost analysis to provide the information you are looking for. Could you respond to that and if you would like to proceed.

Thank you,
Sgt. Moore

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Sgt. Moore,

I cannot find the cost analysis you sent over. I am happy to pay it ASAP. Can you please re-send?

Thank you.
-Alex Cartwright

From: City of Fort Collins Police Department

City of Fort Collins Police Department
CPR Office
2221 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

April 2, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Sgt. Moore,

I cannot find the cost analysis you sent over. I am happy to pay it ASAP. Can you please re-send?

Thank you.
-Alex Cartwright

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Is 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 News
DEPT MR 40683
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE 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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From: City of Fort Collins Police Department

City of Fort Collins Police Department
CPR Office
2221 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

April 2, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Sgt. Moore,

I cannot find the cost analysis you sent over. I am happy to pay it ASAP. Can you please re-send?

Thank you.
-Alex Cartwright

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/city-of-fort-collins-police-department-5027/fort-collins-co-pd-citizen-complaints-40683/?uuid-login=db2f4193-b2f6-4db7-aee6-a45a9be79487&email=40683-13386334%40requests.muckrock.com#agency-reply
Is 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 News
DEPT MR 40683
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE 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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From: City of Fort Collins Police Department

Your request will encompass some time, I am estimating at least 5 hours ($30.00/hour) into the upwards of 10 hours, as each complaint would have to be brought up and dissected. This minimum cost will be $150.00.

I will continue with your request when you provide the minimum down payment for the work. We are a very busy department, and I don’t know the credibility of this email address. You can make a payment to Lisa Robles at 970-221-6838.

Thank you,

Sgt. Heather Moore
Professional Standards Unit
Fort Collins Police Services
2221 S. Timberline Rd.
P.O. Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: (970) 221-6831
Fax: (970) 224-6088
hmoore@fcgov.com

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $150.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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