Irvine, CA PD Citizen Complaints

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

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Brenda Argabright

Dear MuckRock,

This email responds to your request under the California Public Records Act (Government Code § 6250 et seq.)

In response to your request, the below information is provided:

Questions 1 and 2:
Refer to the attached spreadsheet. This includes all sworn officers.

Question 3:
2007 75,691
2008 78,821
2009 76,525
2010 76,416
2011 80,208
2012 82,727
2013 86,979
2014 89,923
2015 96,905
2016 99,419

Question 4:
4 Officer-involved-shootings
None involved disciplinary action
All directed at a person

Question 5:
None.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Brenda Argabright
LEAD RECORDS SPECIALIST
City of Irvine l Police Department
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623
bargabright@cityofirvine.org<mailto:bargabright@cityofirvine.org>
O. 949.724.7492
F. 949.724.7077

This transmission is intended for the use of the individuals or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee responsible for delivering the message to the recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is PROHIBITED. If you receive this communication in error, please call (949) 724-7062 immediately.

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On Aug. 4, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much for this information. This is exactly what we were looking for. Regarding the officer involved shootings, you cited 4. In which years did those shootings occur?

Respectfully,
-Alex Cartwright

From: Brenda Argabright

Dear Mr. Cartwright,

This email responds to your follow-up request under the California Public Records Act (Government Code § 6250 et seq.)

The officer involved shootings occurred in the years as listed below:

2013 – 2
2008 – 2

Cordially,

Brenda Argabright
LEAD RECORDS SPECIALIST
City of Irvine l Police Department
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623
bargabright@cityofirvine.org<mailto:bargabright@cityofirvine.org>
O. 949.724.7492
F. 949.724.7077

This transmission is intended for the use of the individuals or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee responsible for delivering the message to the recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is PROHIBITED. If you receive this communication in error, please call (949) 724-7062 immediately.

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