Laredo, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Laredo Police Department of Laredo, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

W009877-070318

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public 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. (Eg. Year 2010, 5 complaints , Year 2009, 6 complaints , etc., )

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 define what constitutes an officer-involved shooting in your department? For example, some departments do not count misses while others count all discharges; some include shots at animals. Other departments include intentional and accidental shootings; others do not. Some include all discharges and some exclude missed shots. Please explain to us how your department classifies the OIS included in the numbers you sent to us.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Laredo Police Department

Welcome to the City of Laredo Open Records Center. We have received your Public Information Request, and it has been diverted to the appropriate department for processing. Pursuant to the Public Information Act, the governmental body will try to complete the request within a reasonable amount of time depending on the nature of the request. However, you can expect to receive notification should the request require more than 10 business days to complete.

Please note, the Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. In addition, the City of Laredo may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record(s) and any applicable labor costs.

Finally, you can monitor the progress of your request through the automated open records center on the City of Laredo website. Unfortunately, this email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. Therefore, if you have any questions with respect to a pending request or pertaining to any open records issue, you may directly contact this office through the open records center. You may also reach us by phone at the number below.

Very truly yours,

City Attorney's Office
Public Information Coordinator for the City of Laredo
1110 Houston Street
City Hall, 3rd Floor
Laredo, Texas 78040
(956) 791-7319 Telephone
(956) 791-7494 Facsimile

From: Laredo Police Department

Welcome to the City of Laredo Open Records Center. We have received your Public Information Request, and it has been diverted to the appropriate department for processing. Pursuant to the Public Information Act, the governmental body will try to complete the request within a reasonable amount of time depending on the nature of the request. However, you can expect to receive notification should the request require more than 10 business days to complete.
Please note, the Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. In addition, the City of Laredo may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record(s) and any applicable labor costs.
Finally, you can monitor the progress of your request through the automated open records center on the
City of Laredo website .  Unfortunately, this email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. Therefore, if you have any questions with respect to a pending request or pertaining to any open records issue,  you may directly contact this office through the open records center.  You may also reach us by phone at the number below.
Very truly yours,
City Attorney's Office
Public Information Coordinator for the City of Laredo
1110 Houston Street
City Hall, 3rd Floor
Laredo, Texas 78040
(956) 791-7319 Telephone
(956) 791-7494 Facsimile
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From: Laredo Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright,
Thank you for registering with the City of Laredo Open Records Center. Below you will find your login and password information. Please log in to the Open Records Center to update any contact or password information and to track the progress of your request.
Login: requests@muckrock.com
Password: 5b7af3ca4d
City of Laredo


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From: Laredo Police Department

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CITY OF LAREDO PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST ESTIMATED CHARGES FORM (COPIES REQUESTED)
Dear Alexander Cartwright:
We are in receipt of your request for public information given W009877-070318.
We have determined that the charges to comply with your request will exceed $40.00. Therefore, this statement is provided pursuant to §552.2615 of the Government Code and §70.7 of the Office of the Attorney General cost rules.  Costs are determined by the Texas Admin. Code §70.3.  The estimated fees for this request are $108.20 and a deposit of $54.10 is required.
Your request will be considered automatically withdrawn if you do not notify us in writing and within (10) ten business days from the date of this statement that you:
a. Accept the charges and agree to pay;
b. Modify your request. (If you choose to inspect the records first, it is considered a modification, not a new request. If you choose to inspect the information, you will be able to take notes);
c. Have sent to the Texas Attorney General a complaint alleging that you have been overcharged.
You may choose to respond by email, fax, regular mail, or by dropping by your written response in person to Lt. Luis Martinez, Laredo Police Department, 4712 Maher Ave., Laredo, Texas, 78041, Phone: (956) 795-2866, Fax: (956) 795-3120, Email: lmartinez3 @ci.laredo.tx.us. (mailto:rsantos2@ci.laredo.tx.us)
Please note that no work will be undertaken until we receive your written response to this itemized statement.
San Juanita Mier To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
City of Laredo Open Records Center. (https://LAREDO.mycusthelp.com/webapp/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=9877&coid=)

From: Laredo Police Department

CITY OF LAREDO

PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST

ESTIMATED CHARGES FORM (COPIES REQUESTED)
Dear Alexander Cartwright:

We are in receipt of your request for public information given W009877-070318.

We have determined that the charges to comply with your request will exceed $40.00. Therefore, this statement is provided pursuant to § 552.2615 of the Government Code and § 70.7 of the Office of the Attorney General cost rules. Costs are determined by the Texas Admin. Code § 70.3. The estimated fees for this request are $108.20 and a deposit of $54.10 is required.

Your request will be considered automatically withdrawn if you do not notify us in writing and within (10) ten business days from the date of this statement that you:

a. Accept the charges and agree to pay;
b. Modify your request. (If you choose to inspect the records first, it is considered a modification, not a new request. If you choose to inspect the information, you will be able to take notes);
c. Have sent to the Texas Attorney General a complaint alleging that you have been overcharged.

You may choose to respond by email, fax, regular mail, or by dropping by your written response in person to Lt. Luis Martinez, Laredo Police Department, 4712 Maher Ave., Laredo, Texas, 78041, Phone: (956) 795-2866, Fax: (956) 795-3120, Email: lmartinez3@ci.laredo.tx.us<mailto:rsantos2@ci.laredo.tx.us>.

Please note that no work will be undertaken until we receive your written response to this itemized statement.

San Juanita Mier
Laredo Police Department
4712 Maher Ave.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 795-3117
smier@ci.laredo.tx.us

  • W009877-070318 ALEXANDER CARTWRIGHT-ESTIMATED CHARGES WITH INSPECT NOTICE

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $108.20 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

  • W009877-070318 ALEXANDER CARTWRIGHT-ESTIMATED CHARGES WITH INSPECT NOTICE

From: Laredo Police Department

Dear Alexander Cartwright,

The Estimated Charges form was emailed to you on July 18, 2018 so you could fill out and notify us if you were going to accept the charges, amend your request or send a complaint to the Texas AG alleging you have been overcharged but we did not receive a response from you within the 10 business days which ended on August 1, 2018. The request was closed as Withdrawn. Since the request has been closed, you would need to submit a new request.

We received check #1838 dated August 6, 2018 on August 10, 2018 which was past the 10 business days. The check will be sent back to you for your record keeping.

You may login at www.ci.laredo.tx.us<http://www.ci.laredo.tx.us> to submit your new request under the Open Records Section.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at (956) 795-3117.

Respectfully,

San Juanita Mier
Laredo Police Department
4712 Maher Ave.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 795-3117
smier@ci.laredo.tx.us

From: Laredo Police Department

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August 27, 2018 VIA E-MAIL AND VIA FIRST CLASS U.S. MAIL Alexander Cartwright
DEPT MR 57343
Somerville, MA02144-2516
RE: PublicInformation Request Reference No. W009877-070318
Dear AlexanderCartwright, The Estimated Charges form was emailedto you on July 18, 2018 so you could fill out and notify us if you were goingto accept the charges, amend your request or send a complaint to the Texas AGalleging you have been overcharged but we did not receive a response from youwithin the 10 business days which ended on August 1, 2018.  The requestwas closed as Withdrawn.  Since the request has been closed, you wouldneed to submit a new request. We received check #1838 dated August 6,2018 on August 10, 2018 which was past the 10 business days.  The checkwill be sent back to you for your record keeping. You may login at www.ci.laredo.tx.us (http://www.ci.laredo.tx.us/) to submit your new request under the Open RecordsSection. If you have any questions, you maycontact me at (956) 795-3117. Respectfully, San Juanita Mier Laredo Police Department 4712 Maher Ave. Laredo, TX 78041 smier@ci.laredo.tx.us (mailto:smier@ci.laredo.tx.us) To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
City of Laredo Open Records Center. (https://LAREDO.mycusthelp.com/webapp/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=9877&coid=)

From: Laredo Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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