McKinney, TX PD Citizen Complaints

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

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: McKinney Public Information Center

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the McKinney Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government, The Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 8/30/2017 and given the reference number P005119-083017 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Other Police Record - August 28, 2017 McKinney Police Department2200 Taylor-Burk Dr.McKinney, TX 75071This is a follow up to a previous request:To Whom It May Concern;I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 14, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.On Aug. 14, 2017: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. 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Your request will be forwarded to the Records Department to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. 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. You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Public Information Center.
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From: Heather Moody

Mr. Cartwright,

Please see attached correspondence regarding your open records request.

Thank you,

Heather Moody
Records Supervisor
McKinney Police Department
Phone: 972-547-2793
Fax: 972-547-2792
hmoody@mckinneytexas.org

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From: Heather Moody

Mr. Cartwright,

Please see attached letter and responsive records.

Thank you,

Heather Moody
Records Supervisor
McKinney Police Department
Phone: 972-547-2793
Fax: 972-547-2792
hmoody@mckinneytexas.org

The material in this e-mail is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that the unauthorized review, use, disclosure, duplication, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender by return email and destroy all electronic and paper copies of the original message and any attachments immediately. Please note that neither City of McKinney nor the sender accepts any responsibility for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan attachments (if any). Thank You.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you for this information. I really appreciate it. Regarding number 2 of my request, I know that some cities call what I am looking for "internal" complaints. Do you have annual totals of internal complaints in your department for the previous 10 years.

Very Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: McKinney Public Information Center

Dear Alexander Cartwright:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the McKinney Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government, The Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 9/25/2017 and given the reference number P005392-092517 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Other Police Record - Do you have annual totals of internal complaints in your department for the previous 10 years? (See previous request ORR # P005119) #2
Your request will be forwarded to the Records Department to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. 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. You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Public Information Center.
McKinney Police
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From: McKinney Public Information Center

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