Mesquite, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Mesquite Police Department of Mesquite, 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: Mesquite Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Linda Nucal

Please see attached estimate letter.

Thank you!

Linda Nucal
Mesquite Police Records
Tel.: 972-216-6643
Fax: 972-216-6222

From: Mesquite Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Linda Nucal

From: Linda Nucal
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:37 AM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com' <requests@muckrock.com>
Subject: Estimate Letter for "Mesquite, TX PD Citizen Complaints" records

Please see attached estimate letter.

Thank you!

Linda Nucal
Mesquite Police Records
Tel.: 972-216-6643
Fax: 972-216-6222

From: konica@cityofmesquite.com<mailto:konica@cityofmesquite.com> [mailto:konica@cityofmesquite.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:32 AM
To: Linda Nucal <lnucal@mesquitepolice.org<mailto:lnucal@mesquitepolice.org>>
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From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 10:57 AM
To: Open Records Request <openrecords@cityofmesquite.com<mailto:openrecords@cityofmesquite.com>>
Subject: Public Information Act Request: Mesquite, TX PD Citizen Complaints

August 11, 2017
Mesquite Police Department
P.O. Box 850137
Mesquite, TX 75185-0137
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
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From: Linda Nucal

Please see attached.

Thank you!

Linda Nucal
Mesquite Police Records
Tel.: 972-216-6643
Fax: 972-216-6222

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To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $90.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Mesquite Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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