Newport News, VA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Newport News Police of Newport News, VA.
Due Aug. 30, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of 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 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Thurston, Lewis B.

The Newport News Police Department Records

Lou Thurston
Public Information Officer
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
757-928-4293 (o)
757-532-0840 (c)
thurstonlb@nnva.gov<mailto:thurstonlb@nnva.gov>
nnpd-pio-office@nnva.gov<mailto:nnpd-pio-office@nnva.gov>

[Capture][cid:image002.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://www.facebook.com/The.Newport.News.Police.Department>[http://kytabu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tweet.png]<https://twitter.com/NewportNewsPD>[cid:image004.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://instagram.com/newportnewspd/>[cid:image005.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://www.youtube.com/user/NNPDMEDIA>[cid:image006.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<http://www.nextdoor.com/agency/va/newport-news/newport-news-police-department>

From: Thurston, Lewis B.

This FOIA request was forwarded to Sergeant Nowak in our Records Division. Please address any further inquiries to him at nowakfs@nnva.gov<mailto:nowakfs@nnva.gov>.

Lou Thurston
Public Information Officer
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
757-928-4293 (o)
757-532-0840 (c)
thurstonlb@nnva.gov<mailto:thurstonlb@nnva.gov>
nnpd-pio-office@nnva.gov<mailto:nnpd-pio-office@nnva.gov>

[Capture][cid:image002.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://www.facebook.com/The.Newport.News.Police.Department>[http://kytabu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tweet.png]<https://twitter.com/NewportNewsPD>[cid:image004.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://instagram.com/newportnewspd/>[cid:image005.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://www.youtube.com/user/NNPDMEDIA>[cid:image006.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<http://www.nextdoor.com/agency/va/newport-news/newport-news-police-department>

From: Thurston, Lewis B.

The Newport News Police Department’s Records supervisors will now be handling FOIA requests. Please forward any future requests to the following email addresses and remove thurstonlb@nnva.gov<mailto:thurstonlb@nnva.gov> from your contact list:

damicobc@nnva.gov<mailto:damicobc@nnva.gov>
hollandsm@nnva.gov<mailto:hollandsm@nnva.gov>
nowakfs@nnva.gov<mailto:nowakfs@nnva.gov>

Lou Thurston
Public Information Officer
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
757-928-4293 (o)
757-532-0840 (c)
thurstonlb@nnva.gov<mailto:thurstonlb@nnva.gov>
nnpd-pio-office@nnva.gov<mailto:nnpd-pio-office@nnva.gov>

[Capture][cid:image002.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://www.facebook.com/The.Newport.News.Police.Department>[http://kytabu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tweet.png]<https://twitter.com/NewportNewsPD>[cid:image004.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://instagram.com/newportnewspd/>[cid:image005.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<https://www.youtube.com/user/NNPDMEDIA>[cid:image006.png@01D10B29.294AAEE0]<http://www.nextdoor.com/agency/va/newport-news/newport-news-police-department>

From: Nowak, Frank S.

Please use the following link for any FOIA request to NNPD. Please include your residential address and send request to 12-NNPD_FOIA <nnpd-foia@nnva.gov>

Frank S. Nowak
Sergeant / Records Division
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, Va. 23605
Office) 757-928-4111
Cell) 757-570-9088
Email: nowakfs@nnva.gov<mailto:nowakfs@nnva.gov> (NEW EMAIL)

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Nowak,

Could you please resend the appropriate link to which NNPD FOIA requests should be sent? I don't believe it came through properly on your last message. Future requests will be sent to nnpd-foia@nnva.gov.

Thank you for your help.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

Files