Hampton, VA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Hampton Police Division of Hampton, VA.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

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.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Jenrette, Cpl A.

Good Morning,

This request has been forwarded to the Hampton City Attorney’s Office and all communication regarding this request will come from that office. A response can be expected within five working days of the request being received by our office. Day one is considered the day after the request is received and the five-day period does not include weekends or holidays.

Hope this helps.

Corporal Ashley Jenrette
Public Information Officer
Hampton Police Division
40 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
O: 757.727.6608
C: 757.846.6866
Email: ajenrette@hampton.gov<mailto:ajenrette@hampton.gov>
PIO Email: hamptonpdpio@hampton.gov<mailto:hamptonpdpio@hampton.gov>

From: Anderson, Natasha

Good Afternoon,

Please find attached an initial response to the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act request in which you requested the following data:

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).

1. 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).

1. 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.

1. 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.

1. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Natasha Anderson
FOIA Coordinator | Litigation Paralegal
Hampton City Attorney's Office | 22 Lincoln Street, 8th floor | Hampton, VA 23669
Telephone: (757) 727-6533 | Fax: (757) 727-6788
[Hampton Wave]

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for acknowledging my FOIA request. I understand the need for additional time given the scope of the request. I will await your response.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Perkins, Lola

Dear Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Dirmeyer,

Attached please find a letter and records responsive to the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act request in which you requested the following data:

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).

1. 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).

1. 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.

1. 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.

1. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Lola Rodriguez Perkins
Senior Deputy City Attorney
City of Hampton
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
P: (757) 727-6127
F: (757) 727-6788
[hampton_signature]<http://hampton.gov/>

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From: Anderson, Natasha

Good Afternoon,

Please find attached a follow up response and responsive documents for for the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act request in which you requested the following data:

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).

1. 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).

1. 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.

1. 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.

1. Which of the above data are published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Natasha Anderson
FOIA Coordinator | Litigation Paralegal
Hampton City Attorney's Office | 22 Lincoln Street, 8th floor | Hampton, VA 23669
Telephone: (757) 727-6533 | Fax: (757) 727-6788
[Hampton Wave]

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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