Fort Worth, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX.
Tracking # W063985-073117
Status
Completed

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Fort Worth Open Records Center

Dear Alexander Cartwright:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office and given the log number W063985-073117 for tracking purposes.

You indicated the records you requested fall under this category: Police Records
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center. If you have questions about how your request was processed or if I can be of further assistance, please contact me at (817) 392-8184.
Annette Henderson
Public Information Coordinator
Click here to track the status of your request. (http://fortworthtexas.gov/records/view/)

From: Public Information

Would the liaisons working on this request please respond to the customers email?

Thank you
Deborah McFadden
Senior Records Analyst
Records & Information Management Office
City Hall, Lower Level Suite 31
200 Texas Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817-392-8521
Deborah.McFadden@fortworthtexas.gov<mailto:Deborah.McFadden@fortworthtexas.gov>
City of Fort Worth — Working together to build a strong community.
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From: Aguilar, Javier M.

Your requested documents are currently under Legal Review by the City Attorney’s Office.

From: Salinas, Veronica

Dear Mr. Cartwright,

Attached please find correspondence regarding your open records request referenced above.

Kind regards,
Veronica Salinas
Legal Assistant for Jessica Sangsvang,
Christopher Austria and Lynn Winter
City Attorney's Office
200 Texas Street, 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817-392-7515
817-392-8359 fax
veronica.salinas@fortworthtexas.gov<mailto:veronica.salinas@fortworthtexas.gov>
City of Fort Worth - Working together to build a strong community.
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From: Seabourn, Justin

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08/15/2017

Alexander Cartwright

,

RE: Public Information Request W063985-073117

Dear Alexander Cartwright,

This letter responds to your request for information to the City of Fort Worth, dated and received in our office on 7/31/2017 2:13:28 PM.

Information Requested: Police Records - *see original request attached* 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 and Jennifer Dirmeyer

The City of Fort Worth has reviewed its files and has located the enclosed documents that are responsive to your request. Although the Public Information Act allows a governmental body to charge for copying documents, the enclosed is being provided to you at no charge. A portion of the records you requested have been submitted to the City of Fort Worth Law Department for review prior to release.

Sergeant Justin Seabourn 3468
Internal Affairs-Legal Liaison Unit
Fort Worth Police Department
505 W Felix St
Office: 817 392 4272

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Salinas, Veronica

Dear Mr. Cartwright,

Attached please find correspondence regarding your open records request referenced above.

Kind regards,
Veronica Salinas
Legal Assistant for Jessica Sangsvang,
Christopher Austria and Lynn Winter
City Attorney's Office
200 Texas Street, 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817-392-7515
817-392-8359 fax
veronica.salinas@fortworthtexas.gov<mailto:veronica.salinas@fortworthtexas.gov>
City of Fort Worth - Working together to build a strong community.
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RECIPIENTS - PLEASE CONTACT ME PRIOR TO FORWARDING MESSAGES DESIGNATED AS ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS.
This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. This communication may contain material protected by the attorney-client privilege. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify Veronica Salinas at the City of Fort Worth City Attorney's Office (817) 392-7515.

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