Pomona, CA PD Citizen Complaints via City Clerk Office

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Pomona City Clerk of Pomona, CA.
Tracking # 17-PR0317
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

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. How many officer-involved-shootings were there per year for the last 10 years in your department? 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.

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: Varela, Cecilia

Good Afternoon,

The City Clerk's Office received your fax on Monday, August 28, 2017. The request MuckRock faxed, was sent to the City Clerk's Office Friday, August 18, 2017 at 03:51. City Hall is open Monday - Thursday (7:30am - 6pm). The request was stamped and routed Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:21 am. Attached is the request, as well as the assigned number to your request. MuckRock should be hearing from the City on or before Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Sincerely,

Cecilia Varela
City of Pomona- City Clerk's Office
505 S. Garey Ave Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-2582
cityclerk@ci.pomona.ca.us
[cid:image001.gif@01D31FFA.A2A00F00]

From: Lakhani, Anita

Sent via email only to: 42201-48708256@REQUESTS.MUCKROCK.COM<mailto:42201-48708256@REQUESTS.MUCKROCK.COM>

Hello, Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Dirmeyer,

The City Attorney's office for the City of Pomona has received your Public Records Act (PRA) requests dated August 18, 2017, wherein you requested various data related to police department records.

The City has searched through its records, and located one record that is responsive to your request for citizen complaints. The City does not have records that are responsive to your requests related to "peer to peer complaints" or "officer-involved shootings."

The City does not have any of this information published publicly, but did provide a report to the California Department of Justice, which is attached, and is the only responsive record available regarding your requests.

This concludes the City's response to your PRA. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or call the City Attorney's office at 909-610-2071.

Thank you.

Anita Lakhani
Deputy City Attorney
City of Pomona

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Some cities call "peer" complaints, "internal complaints". Do you have any documents which would show the total number of internal complaints, per year, for the last 10 years.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Lakhani, Anita

Hello, Mr. Cartwright,

Thank you for your follow up email. I will check on this request with the Police Department, and advise you of any records that may be located.

Thank you.

Anita Lakhani
Deputy City Attorney
City of Pomona

From: Lakhani, Anita

Hello, Mr. Cartwright,

The City does not have any records responsive to your request for “internal complaints”.

Thank you.

Anita Lakhani
Deputy City Attorney
City of Pomona

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

Files

pages

Close