Pueblo, CO PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open 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. 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.

2. 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Jessica Hoisington

ATTN: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer
In response to your records request, I have included the following link: https://www.pueblo.us/Archive.aspx?AMID=45

This is a link to the City of Pueblo's website which takes you directly to the Pueblo Police Department's annual reports. The reports range from the years 2002 up to and through 2016. However, much of the information you are requesting probably will not be found in any of the annual reports, but please feel free to review them and use any information therein for your research.

There is a $30 per hour initial research fee to obtain information not found online that we must receive prior to conducting any research and releasing pertinent information. Please make your check or money order out to City of Pueblo and mail to the following address:

Pueblo Police Department
ATTN: Jessica-Records/Internal Affairs
200 South Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

If research time goes beyond the first hour, you will be notified of the additional charges.

Once payment has been received by our office, the requested information will be emailed to you at this address, unless you request otherwise. If you have any questions, you may reply to this message or contact me at the number below. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jessica Hoisington
Police Records Technician
Pueblo Police Department
200 S. Main St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 553-2414
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this electronic message is privileged/confidential and intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify sender if you have received this information in error and remove any record of the message.

From: Charlie Taylor

Jessica....thank you.

Charlie

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the follow-up. Can you please send me instructions on where to send payment?

-Alex Cartwright

From: Jessica Hoisington

Please make your check or money order out to City of Pueblo and mail to the following address:

Pueblo Police Department
ATTN: Jessica-Records/Internal Affairs
200 South Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

If research time goes beyond the first hour, you will be notified of the additional charges.

Thank you!

Jessica Hoisington
Police Records Technician
Pueblo Police Department
200 S. Main St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 553-2414
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this electronic message is privileged/confidential and intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify sender if you have received this information in error and remove any record of the message.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $30.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Jessica Hoisington

To Whom It May Concern:

No further clarification regarding your information request is needed. The number of officer shootings the PPD has had for the past ten years (2016-2007) will be e-mailed to you today, per your request, as well as the number of accidental firearm discharges. However, please be advised that not all information you requested is public information, per Colorado state law - C.R.S.24-72-202(4.5), PPD policy, and Freedom of Information Act, section (b) (2). This refers to detailed information regarding disciplinary action (i.e. whether an officer has received a Letter of Warning, Reprimand, Suspension, or Termination) taken against officers who have violated policy which is not public record according to the aforementioned policies.

Also, please note that this department does not track shootings involving animals. If an officer was found to have violated policy for an improper shooting of an animal, we would have a disciplinary record on file - however, we have no such records on file documenting this.

For statistical data regarding animal shootings by officers, you may wish to contact Pueblo Animal Services at 719-544-3005. You may also wish to contact the Division of Wildlife at 719-561-5300 to see if they may have this data on file. If you have any further questions or concerns, you may reply to this message or contact me at the number below.

Sincerely,

Jessica Hoisington
Police Records Technician
Pueblo Police Department
200 S. Main St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 553-2414
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this electronic message is privileged/confidential and intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify sender if you have received this information in error and remove any record of the message.

From: Jessica Hoisington

Good afternoon,

Please find attached information regarding 2007- 2016 PPD officer-involved shootings and accidental firearm discharges, per your records request. Again, due to policy and state statute, we are not at liberty to disclose details of any discipline imposed against officers who violated department policy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this message or you may contact me at the number below. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Jessica Hoisington
Police Records Technician
Pueblo Police Department
200 S. Main St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 553-2414
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information contained in or attached to this electronic message is privileged/confidential and intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify sender if you have received this information in error and remove any record of the message.

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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