Provo, UT PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), 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.

We have your annual reports for 2014 to 2016, could you please provide copies of those reports for 2007-2013 and 2017? If so, you can ignore items 1 and 2 of this request.

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.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Jeff Lougee

I received your GRAMA request on 8/28/2017, I see that the letter contains the date of 8/18/2017.

Letting you know that I am working on this and should have it back soon.

In regards to costs our department charges $58.00 dollars per hour. I would anticipate that this should take me around 4 hours to complete.

Thank you
Lt. Lougee
Internal Affairs

From: Debra Causey

Here is 2008

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

I am working on getting you all the annual reports for the years you have requested. I may have to send them in a few e-mails.

If you have any questions you can contact me via-email or at the below number.
thanks

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

Here is 2009.

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

Here is 2010 Annual Report.

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

Here is 2011 Annual Report.

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

Here is the 2012 Annual Report.

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

Here is the 2013 Annual Report.

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Debra Causey

I have sent the Annual Reports for the years 2007-2013. We have not received the annual report for this year yet.

I hope these emails have been helpful. If you have any questions you can contact me via-email or at the below number.
Thanks

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Debra Causey
PROVO POLICE
Office Specialist III
TEL 801-852-6231

From: Jeff Lougee

Just checking in to confirm that you wish for Provo PD to proceed with your request?

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Yes - thank you for the annual reports you have sent so far. However it seems that some of the files you attempted to send did not attach. The 2012 and 2013 reports did not come through- for example.

Yes- please send the other years.

Thank you very much.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Also, the 4 hour cost would be fine. Anything you are able to do to minimize the cost would be greatly appreciated.

From: Jeff Lougee

To Whom it may concern:

I am aware that our Records Department was able to provide you with the requested Annual Reports, which I hope was helpful.

Questions:

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

Answer - 1 in 2015

3a. Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved-shootings in your department for the past 10 years would be sufficient.

Answer - 1 in 2015

3b. Please include documentation regarding how many of these Officer-involved-shootings involved disciplinary action.

Answer - 1 in 2015 / No Disciplinary action.

3c. Please list officer firearm discharge directed at a person separately from a shooting involving an animal and separately from accidental firearm discharges.

Answer - 1 in 2015

3d. Please include the number of officer-involved-shootings resulting in discipline.

Answer - 1 in 2015 / No Disciplinary action.

4. Which of the above data are published publicly?

Answer - None

4a. Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

Answer - There is not one.

We are a great Department, in a Great part of the world. Hopefully you understand that we are grateful that we do not have more numbers to add to your data.

Lieutenant Lougee
Provo Police Department.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much for the information you have provided. Could you please re-send the 2013 and 2012 reports- somehow they were not attached to your original emails.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Jeff Lougee

The reports that you requested. I hope these work

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