Nashville, TN PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department of Nashville, TN.
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records 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 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: MNPDPublicRecordsRequestCoordinator

Below is an e-mail we had sent to Carlton Purvis regarding the attached request. In order for this to be an official request, a 720 Form MUST be filled out and e-mail to us along with a copy of your photo ID. Once this is received, we will begin to process your request. Processing CANNOT be completed until we receive the completed 720 form and a photo ID. Please forward that to me personally, so that I can get this moving. MNPDPublicRecordsRequestCoordinator@nashville.gov<mailto:MNPDPublicRecordsRequestCoordinator@nashville.gov>

Thank you.

D. Lisa Davidson

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Central Records
Public Records Request Coordinator
811 Anderson Lane
Suite 100
Madison, TN 37115

From: MNPDPublicRecordsRequestCoordinator

We have received another duplicate request from you requesting information. I have attached a copy of one of the requests for your review. As stated below, we MUST have a 720 form completed and a PHOTO ID. I have again, attached the 720 form for you to complete and also remember a photo ID. Once this is received, we will begin to process your request. Processing CANNOT be completed until we receive the completed 720 form and a photo ID. Please forward that to me personally, so that I can get this moving. MNPDPublicRecordsRequestCoordinator@nashville.gov<mailto:MNPDPublicRecordsRequestCoordinator@nashville.gov>

D. Lisa Davidson

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Central Records
Public Records Request Coordinator
811 Anderson Lane
Suite 100
Madison, TN 37115

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