Miramar, FL PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Miramar Police Department of Miramar, FL.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), 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. 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: Georgi, Richard

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer,
I am the Internal Affairs sergeant. Your public record request dated August 17, 2017 just made it to my office today. It may have been passed through a few offices before getting to me, but the primary reason for the delay was the Hurricane Irma status we have been in for the past two weeks. Both pre and post storm disruptions sidelined our normal business routine.
I will process your request within the next few days, then forward the response through our city attorney. She is responsible for redacting any confidential information and assigning the fee. Since you are only asking for summary totals there will likely be no redactions. The fee will consist of a minimal per page cost and the estimated manpower cost (based on my and the attorney's hourly wage multiplied by the time spent preparing the response).
Be advised that Florida public records retention laws require four years retention for most records, so I will not be able to provide the ten years you requested. However, I will have ten years history on the officer shootings involving humans.

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RICHARD GEORGI
Internal Affairs Sergeant | Police Department
City of Miramar | 2271 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL 33025
O: 954.602.4014 | F: 954.602.4744 | rgeorgi@miramarpd.org<mailto:rgeorgi@miramarpd.org>
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello Sgt. Georgi,

We certainly understand that you are busy with the consequences of Hurricane Irma and we understand that our request is extensive. Thank you for the update. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Alex Cartwright

From: Monique Sarraff-Ravelo

Dear Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Dirmeyer:

Please find attached correspondence and documents responsive to your public records request. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.

Very truly yours,

Monique Sarraff-Ravelo,CLA, FRP
Legal Asst to Jamie A. Cole, Elen C. Gantner,Kathryn Mehaffey

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