Pasadena, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Pasadena Police Department of Pasadena, CA.
Tracking # 8128
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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

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PRAS request: 0008128 this is to notify you that this request has been extended

From:

Thank you for your public records request to the City of Pasadena. The city will promptly research your request and contact you should there be any questions. Documents will be prepared and delivered by each department via the mode requested (EMAIL).
Your public records request number is: 0008128
Please refer to this number if contacting the city regarding this request.

From:

Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Jennifer Dirmeyer,
Our office received the attached request this morning. We have not received any previous requests. We require additional time to search for the records you requested pursuant to Government Code sections 6253(c)(1) and (2). Unless we notify you otherwise, the records will be available on or after Sunday, September 17, 2017.
Regards,
Rosa Nuno, Police Supervisor

From: Trujillo, Melissa

Mr. Cartwright,

Please see attached regarding the records your requested for Public Records Request 8128.

Melissa S. Trujillo, Police Supervisor
Pasadena Police Department
Records Management Section
207 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Office: (626) 744-4758 | Fax: (626) 744-6778
Email: melissatrujillo@cityofpasadena.net<mailto:melissatrujillo@cityofpasadena.net>
Mission First, People Always

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

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