Midland, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Midland Police Department of Midland, 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 2007-2012 and 2017? We have this information for your department for 2013-2016 from the reports your department has published online. Could you please send those reports for 2007-2012 & 2017? 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 2007-2012 and 2017? We have this information for your department for 2013-2016 from the reports your department has published online. Could you please send those reports for 2007-2012 & 2017? 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: City of Midland Public Records Center

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From: City of Midland Public Records Center

Dear Mr. Cartwright:
Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the City of Midland. Your request was received in this office on August 10, 2017 and given the reference number M021497-081017 for tracking purposes.
Your request will be processed as soon as possible and a response will be sent to you no later than August 24, 2017, which is our ten business day deadline.  Turn around is typically between 2 to 5 business days depending on the complexity of your request and our current request load, every request is processed as quickly as possible.
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From: City of Midland Public Records Center

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Data_for_ORR_RequestM021497-081017.pdf (https://midlandtx.s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/e4545e19-4061-37eb-d11f-d37e48d66ad0.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAKL3JGCMKC76SIUXQ&Expires=1506200048&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DData_for_ORR_RequestM021497-081017.pdf&Signature=wMaRn5eAMnwFp7Bu4kI6JYOuhdk%3D)
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