Glendale, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Glendale Police Department of Glendale, CA.
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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. The complaints published in your annual report are not broken down by source (i.e. if they came from a citizen or an officer).

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: Merino, Carmen

Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Dirmeyer,

This email is in response to your public records request (filed via MuckRock.com) and dated August 1, 2017.

With regard to item number 1, please identify the annual report you reference so that we may assist you with your request.

With regard to request number 2, a record containing the information requested does not exist. A local agency has no duty to create a record that does not exist at the time of the request.

With regard to request number 3, information relating to calls for service going back to 2006 may be accessed on the Glendale Police Department’s website. See link below:

http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/police-department/crime-prevention-crime-statistics/crime-statistics

With regard to request number 4, the City exercises the 14 day extension to search for responsive records in offices outside of the office processing this request. (California Government Code section 6253)

With regard to request number 5, calls for service statistics are published and available using the link above. Crime Mapping information may be accessed using the following link:

https://www.crimemapping.com/map/agency/136

In addition, live calls for service may be accessed using the following link:

https://performance.glendaleca.gov/reports/City-of-Glendale-Live-Calls-for-Service

We expect to provide a response to request number 4 no later than August 25, 2017.

You may provide clarification regarding item number 1 directly to me.

Sincerely,

Carmen O. Merino, General Counsel - Police ● City of Glendale ● Office of the City Attorney
613 E. Broadway, Suite 220 ● Glendale, CA 91206 ● (818) 548-2080 ● cmerino@glendaleca.gov<mailto:cmerino@glendaleca.gov>

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the kind response to our request. Here is a copy of the 2016 City Annual Report that I referenced in item 1:
http://www.glendaleca.gov/home/showdocument?id=35254

I'll await your response on number 4.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Merino, Carmen

Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Dirmeyer,

Attached please find a document showing the number of officer involved shooting incidents from 2008 to 2016.

Sincerely,

Carmen O. Merino, General Counsel – Police ● City of Glendale ● Office of the City Attorney
613 E. Broadway, Suite 220 ● Glendale, CA 91206 ● (818) 548-2080 ● cmerino@glendaleca.gov<mailto:cmerino@glendaleca.gov>

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THIS MATERIAL IS SUBJECT TO THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT AND/OR THE ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGES. DO NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENTS HEREOF.
DO NOT FILE WITH PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE RECORDS.

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