Murrieta, CA PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Murrieta Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Cannella, Karen

Greetings,

Attached is our report that you requested. Please feel free to call with any questions regarding this email.

Respectfully,

Karen

Karen Cannella
Records Lead
Murrieta Police Department
951-461-6380

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

I just wanted to clarify that by "peer" complaints, I mean "internal" complaints. I just want to verify that there have, in fact, been zero internal complaints annually for the past ten years in your department.

Thank you.
-Alex Cartwright

From: Cannella, Karen

Greetings,
I’m sorry I thought Lt. Conrad was handling this. I will check into this request this morning and get back to you. Thank you for your patience.
Respectfully,
Karen

Karen Cannella
Records Lead #311
Murrieta Police Department
Office: (951) 461-6380

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From: Cannella, Karen

Good Morning,
Peer=Officer complaint on a fellow officer is: (zero 0)
Hope this helps.
Karen

Karen Cannella
Records Lead #311
Murrieta Police Department
Office: (951) 461-6380

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