Gainsville, FL PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Gainesville Police Department of Gainesville, FL.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), 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.

I have your annual report with internal affairs investigations for 2016, but am unable to locate the report for other years. Can you please send over a copy of that report for years 2007-2015. If that information is not available kindly provide me with the information described below:

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Williams, Veronica L

Dear Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer,

This email confirms receipt of your public records request for the Gainesville Police Department, in Gainesville, FL. This is an extensive request, which may take a significant amount of time to complete. There are also fees that will be associated with this request. At this time, I am not able to inform you of the total charge for this request. I will need to speak with my supervisor, as well as other departments that will be involved. I will contact you once I am able to get more information regarding the fees.

Thank You,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for following up with me.
I understand the need for time to complete the request. I also understand the need for fees. Please do whatever you can to keep the fees to a minimum.

Very Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Williams, Veronica L

Hello,

I have completed your request for the annual reports with the Gainesville Police Department Internal Affairs Investigations. Unfortunately, I was not provided with the annual report for 2008, but we have 2007, 2009-2015. The cost is $11.29, which covers the amount of time it took to fulfill this request. Please advise how you would like to make the payment.

Thank You,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the response. I am glad to make the payment via check if possible. Could you please send the payment instructions?

Respectfully,
-Alex Cartwright

From: Williams, Veronica L

Hi Alex,

Please make the check payable to: The City of Gainesville. In the memo section of your check: Annual IA Reports.
Mail the check to: The Gainesville Police Department
Records Division (Attention: Veronica)
545 N.W. 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
Once we receive the payment, I will mail your request to address you provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank You,

Veronica L. Williams
Police Records Shift Supervisor
Gainesville Police Department
(352) 393-7562

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To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $11.29 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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