Louisville, KY PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Louisville Metro Police of Louisville, KY.
Due Aug. 21, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Kentucky Open Records 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 2007-2014? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead. You may provide a copy of your annual report for these years.

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 2007-2014 ? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead. You may provide a copy of your annual report for these years.

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for 2011-2016 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.

4. 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Smiley, Alicia

Please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/police/lmpd-transparency and click on the links for Professional Standards Unit and Officer Involved Shootings.

Upon reviewing this information please feel free to submit another ORR for any data you may feel is lacking.

From: Smiley, Alicia

Forgot to mention, please forward future Open Records Requests to LMPDOpenRecords@louisvilleky.gov<mailto:LMPDOpenRecords@louisvilleky.gov>

They are responsible for handling any Open Records Requests from the general public.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the links however I have already reviewed all of this information. Please note that my FOIA request is for years of reports not posted online. I would gladly accept copies of the annual report for the years specified in my original request.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Smiley, Alicia

This office only handles media requests and you have indicated that you ate professors with Ferris State U. Please forward your Open Records Request to LMPDOpenRecords@louisvilleky.gov for response.
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From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Kentucky Open Records 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 2007-2014? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead. You may provide a copy of your annual report for these years.

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 2007-2014 ? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other log, a copy of those logs is fine instead. You may provide a copy of your annual report for these years.

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for 2011-2016 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.

4. 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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