Hollywood, FL PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Hollywood Police Department of Hollywood, 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:

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

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Sharetta Ogden

We received a fax of a public records request that you emailed. The quality is poor and hard to read. You are welcome to resend your request to me and I will review it and advise. Because of the impending hurricane emergency, our office will be closed until further notice.

Sharetta Ogden
Police Records Manager
3250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-967-4480 - Office

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Sharetta Ogden
Records Manager Police
City of Hollywood
Police Department
3250 Hollywood Blvd
P.O. Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045
Office: 954-967-4484
E-mail: SOGDEN@hollywoodfl.org
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Notice: Florida has a broad public records law. All correspondence sent to the City of Hollywood via e-mail may be subject to disclosure as a matter of public record.
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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:

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

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Sharetta Ogden

Hello,

The estimate for the items being requested is $198.82. If you are interested in continuing with this request, please provide us with a check or money order for the estimated amount. Once the check is received we will begin to process your request. Upon completion you will be notified if any additional monies are required, otherwise the requested items will be mailed to you. In addition to the check, please provide us with a self-addressed pre-paid envelope to mail your request back to you.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Sharetta Ogden
Police Records Manager
3250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-967-4480 – Office

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This communication is intended for the named recipient(s) and may contain information that is (i) proprietary to the sender, and/or, (ii) privileged, confidential and otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable Florida and federal law. Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) is not a waiver of any applicable privilege. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by replying to this e-mail and delete all copies of the original message.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the cost estimate. We are working with a limited budget for this project. In an effort to reduce the costs, I would like to amend this request such that #1 and #2 are only for the total number of complaints, per year, for the last ten years and you omit all information on the outcome & circumstances. Would this reduce the collection costs?

Respectfully, -Alex Cartwright

From: Sharetta Ogden

Mr. Cartwright,

Per your revised request, the new amount due for this request is $14.43 for items #1,2, 4 and $56.52 for item #3 for a total of $70.95. As for item #5 we do not have a link wherein the requested items are published publicly. Please provide us with a check or money order for the amount due. Once received we will release the requested documentation. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Sharetta Ogden
Police Records Manager
3250 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-967-4484 – Office

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This communication is intended for the named recipient(s) and may contain information that is (i) proprietary to the sender, and/or, (ii) privileged, confidential and otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable Florida and federal law. Receipt by anyone other than the named recipient(s) is not a waiver of any applicable privilege. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by replying to this e-mail and delete all copies of the original message.

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