Macon GA, PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office of Macon, GA.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia 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 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. 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.

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: BSO Open Records

Office of the Sheriff • Bibb County, Georgia
Sheriff David J. Davis

P.O. Box 930 • Macon, Georgia 31202-0930 • (478) 746-9441
www.bibbsheriff.org

August 21, 2017

Alexander Cartwright
Jennifer Dirmeyer

Your Open Records Request
RE: Police Behavior/Citizen Complaint Data

Dear Mr. Cartwright & Ms. Dirmeyer:

We are in receipt of your Open Records Request. Due to gathering the information you are requesting, it will take me more than 3 days to complete this request. I will inform you when your request is complete.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your request.

Sincerely,

Linda R. Curtis

Open Records Office Assistant

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

(478)803-2393 Office

(478)621-6029 Facsimile

From: Curtis, Linda

Office of the Sheriff * Bibb County, Georgia
Sheriff David J. Davis

P.O. Box 930 * Macon, Georgia 31202-0930 * (478) 746-9441
www.bibbsheriff.org

August 23, 2017

College of Business
Ferris State University
Alexander Cartwright
Jennifer Dirmeyer

Your Open Records Request
RE: Police Behavior/Citizen Complaints

Dear Sir/Madam:

The following is in response to your Open Records Request received by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office regarding the above referenced request.

Attached, please find the information that was forwarded to me from our Internal Affairs division.

Due to technical difficulties and issues, completing this request was delayed. Please excuse the delay and there is no charge.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Linda R. Curtis

Open Records Office Assistant

Bibb County Sheriff's Office

(478)803-2393 Office

(478)621-6029 Facsimile

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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