Michigan State Police Citizen Complaints and Use of Force

D Smith filed this request with the Michigan State Police of Michigan.
Due Sept. 15, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: D Smith

To Whom It May Concern:

Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs call for service in a database, spreadsheet, or another log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department from 2006 until current? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department from 2006 until current 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. Is any of the above data published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

6. Please provide documentation of procedures about public disclosure or reporting of an officer involved incident as well as documentation procedures. For example, does the department require press release and are annual statistic provided to the public without request.

7. What is the total number of arrests made annually from 2006 until present?

The requested documents are part of a public research project and will be made available to the general public, this request is being made in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

If 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 five business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

D Smith

From: MSP-FOI

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