Las Cruces, NM PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Las Cruces Police Department of Las Cruces, NM.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, 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 2011-2016. Could you please send a copy of this same report for years 2007-2010? If not, could you please provide the information listed 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. 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Kim Peralta

For handling by the City Clerk’s Office. Thanks.

Kimberlee Peralta
Police Support Services Manager/Las Cruces Police Department/Administration
Direct: 575-528-4181 Main: 575-528-4137, kperalta@las-cruces.org<mailto:kperalta@las-cruces.org>
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From: Lissa Herrera

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Thank you,
Lissa Herrera
Records Management Coordinator/Legal/City Clerk
Direct: 575-541-2114 Fax: 575-541-2117, liherrera@las-cruces.org<mailto:liherrera@las-cruces.org>
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From: Lissa Herrera

Good afternoon. LCPD is not aware of a professional standards report. Can you send me a copy of the report you have so we can try to determine if it’s possible to replicate for the years you are requesting?

Thank you,
Lissa Herrera
Records Management Coordinator/Legal/City Clerk
Direct: 575-541-2114 Fax: 575-541-2117, liherrera@las-cruces.org<mailto:liherrera@las-cruces.org>
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Attached is an example.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Lissa Herrera

Good morning. Please see message below as well as attachments in response to your public record request.

* We do not have annual reports for the requested dates. Our statistics are posted on our PDI webpage. Please refer to the attachments.

Thank you,
Lissa Herrera
Records Management Coordinator/Legal/City Clerk
Direct: 575-541-2114 Fax: 575-541-2117, liherrera@las-cruces.org<mailto:liherrera@las-cruces.org>
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

I'm not sure if the attachment was included on my last message. Attached is an examaple.

  • professional20standards20unit20annual20report202016-20las20cruces_jHHNVDj.pdf

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for the letter.

I am still unable to find data relating to my request prior to 2011. Does LCPD have annual reports for 2007-2010? If so, could you please send those to me.

From: Lissa Herrera

Good morning. I responded to your request yesterday (see attached). There is no such report for years prior to 2011.

Thank you,
Lissa Herrera
Records Management Coordinator/Legal/City Clerk
Direct: 575-541-2114 Fax: 575-541-2117, liherrera@las-cruces.org<mailto:liherrera@las-cruces.org>
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you. Is the LCPD willing to compile the information for 2007-2011?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Lissa Herrera

Good morning. Here is the response from LCPD regarding a report for those years:

* Completing one on those years would not be beneficial. The information would be incomplete due to certain files being destroyed in accordance with the LOCAL GOVERNMENT RECORDS RETENTION AND DISPOSITION SCHEDULE (LGRRDS).

Thank you,
Lissa Herrera
Records Management Coordinator/Legal/City Clerk
Direct: 575-541-2114 Fax: 575-541-2117, liherrera@las-cruces.org<mailto:liherrera@las-cruces.org>
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

I am writing to follow up on my original request made on 8/5/17

Thank you very much for providing the information we requested. I am writing to ask for some clarification regarding the data on officer-involved shootings you provided us with. 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.

Very Respectfully, Alex Cartwright

From: Las Cruces Police Department

Alex,

I will forward your questions to LCPD to answer. The City Clerk’s Office only processes public record requests, we do not answer department specific questions.

Thank you,
Lissa Herrera
Records Management Coordinator/Legal/City Clerk
Direct: 575-541-2114 Fax: 575-541-2117, liherrera@las-cruces.org<mailto:liherrera@las-cruces.org>
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you. I'll await the response.

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