Greensboro, NC PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Greensboro Police Department of Greensboro, NC.
Tracking # 7131
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

We are Economics Professors in the College of Business at Ferris State University, and are engaged in an empirical research project on police behavior and citizen complaints. This project requires us to request data from your department. If you have questions about this request or suggestions, we would be happy to discuss them with you.

We have your professional standards report for 2011-2015. Could you please provide that report for years 2007-2010 and 2016? If not, we would like to request the information 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 our research, so we would like to emphasize, if you have questions about my request or suggestions, we 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:

Your public information request for documents related to PD Citizen
Complaints have been referred to the proper department for response.
Thank you for your request.

If you have any questions, please call 373-CITY (2489) or at the above
email address and reference request number 7131.

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From: Cole, Tim

Dear Requester:

Please find attached above documents in response to PIRT # 7131, PD Citizens Complaints.

I hope this information is of some help to you.

Thanks.

J. Timothy Cole, Information Services and Collection Development Manager
Libraries
219 N. Church St.
City of Greensboro
PO Box 3178, Greensboro, NC 27402-3178
Phone: (336) 373-2466; Fax: (336) 333-6781
www.greensboro-nc.gov<http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/>

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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

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