Minneapolis, MN PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Minneapolis Police Department of Minneapolis, MN.
Tracking # MPD-8957
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:

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. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years? 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: datapractices

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: JustFOIA Notification

Thank you for submitting a request for records.
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From: datapractices

Good Morning,

Your data practice request has been assigned tracking number MPD-8957.

The Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit continues to receive a high volume of data requests and the non-subject data requests are processed in the order received. Records Unit staff will get this under way and routed to the appropriate data holder(s) as quickly as current workloads permit. Please reference the tracking number in future communications.

Thank you,

Caresa Meuwissen – PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the update. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: datapractices

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: datapractices

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: datapractices

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: datapractices

Good Afternoon,

The Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit continues to receive a high volume of data requests and the non-subject data requests are processed in the order received. Here is the link to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/policereview/WCMS1P-098988

Thank you,

Caresa Meuwissen – PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the link. Is my request still being processed?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: datapractices

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: datapractices

Good Afternoon,

Requests are processed in the order they are received and this is still in the work queue for processing.

Thank you,

Caresa Meuwissen – PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

From: datapractices

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Good Afternoon,

MPD Records Information Unit works diligently to fulfill data requests as efficiently as possible. Due to staffing shortage and over 400 requests for data that we receive daily, the turnaround time for non-data subjects is not predictable. It is based on a first come-first served basis.

Your request will be fulfilled as promptly as possible. There is no window, other than “in a reasonable time frame” for requests being processed for non-data subjects.

Thank you for your patience.

Caresa Meuwissen – PST II

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5th Street, Rm 31, City Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415

From: Minneapolis Police Department

Thank you for emailing the Minneapolis Police Records Information Unit.

Email requests for incident/arrest report information are answered when staff is available to view them and respond, during weekday business hours.

Although we make every effort to respond in a timely fashion, depending on the complexity of your question, it may take several days for your specific response. Thank you for your patience.

If your situation requires a Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical response, please call 911 immediately.

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