Richardson, TX PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Richardson Police Department of Richardson, TX.
Tracking # 17-723
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public 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. 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:

Alexander and Jennifer,

Enclosed you will find the material responsive to your request.
Should you have any questions, please let me know.

(See attached file: 17-723.pdf)

Best Regards,

Susan Jin
Open Records Specialist
Richardson Police Department
(972) 744-4752
(972) 744-5976 Fax
Susan.Jin@cor.gov

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello Susan,

We very much appreciate your prompt and very helpful response to our request. I have reviewed the data, and I did not see anything pertinent to #3 of our request. Could you please provide some information re #3.

Thank you very much.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From:

Alex,

Enclosed is the information responsive to the item #3 of your request.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

(See attached file: 17-723 Officer-involved-shootings.pdf)

Best Regards,

Susan Jin
Open Records Specialist
Richardson Police Department
(972) 744-4752
(972) 744-5976 Fax
Susan.Jin@cor.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic message is for the sole use of the
intended recipient(s) and is confidential and may be privileged. If the
reader of this notice is not the intended recipient, or an employee or
agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient,
you are hereby notified that any dissemination, disclosure, distribution or
copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the
sender by e-mail that you have received this in error and delete it from
your files.

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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