Riverside, CA PD Citizen Complaints

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


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public 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. 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Riverside Police Department

This email account is not a regularly monitored email address. For general police matters or inquiries please email RPDChiefOnline@riversideca.gov
Thank you,
Riverside Police Department

From: Riverside Police Department

This email account is not a regularly monitored email address. For general police matters or inquiries please email RPDChiefOnline@riversideca.gov
Thank you,
Riverside Police Department

From: Riverside Police Department

This email account is not a regularly monitored email address. For general police matters or inquiries please email RPDChiefOnline@riversideca.gov
Thank you,
Riverside Police Department

From: Riverside Police Department

Thank you for contacting the Riverside Police Department.  If you require emergency services in the City of Riverside, please contact our Communications Center at 951 354 2007. This email is NOT monitored 24/7

From: Riverside Police Department

Hello, in reviewing this request this appears to be a request that was previously answered under City of Riverside PRA request made on 1/25/18. I have attached a copy of that response plus I have included the request for OID data that was given to you yesterday as well. To avoid multiple requests or partial information I would suggest making your request submissions directly to our Public Request Portal at https://riversideca.gov/transparency/records/ . This will avoid the need for multiple submission requests and speed the response. If you need updated data, you will need to make a new submission as all data is processed for a specific date.

If you have any questions in regards to submitting a Public Records Request to the Riverside Police Department please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you,

John Pedroza
City of Riverside
Police Department, Support Services - Records
Main: 951.826.5700
Direct: 951.353.7605
RiversideCA.gov<http://www.riversideca.gov/>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for providing this data. Do you have data on OIS that does not include accidental discharges or shootings at animals?

Very Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Riverside Police Department

Thank you for contacting the Riverside Police Department.  If you require emergency services in the City of Riverside, please contact our Communications Center at 951 354 2007. This email is NOT monitored 24/7

From: Riverside Police Department

No, we only keep generalized reports for statistical purposes, not individualized information. All statistics are based on actual incident data but we do not correlate them to specific types but rather look at each case individually. We cannot release detailed information as it is expressly exempt from disclosure under Government Code sections 6254 (c) and 6254(f) as information compiled as part of a personnel and/or investigations files contained in an investigatory records maintained by a law enforcement agency.

Sincerely,

John Pedroza
City of Riverside
Police Department, Support Services - Records
Main: 951.826.5700
Direct: 951.353.7605
RiversideCA.gov<http://www.riversideca.gov/>

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