Sacramento, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Office of Public Safety Accountability of Sacramento, CA.
Tracking # P005628-081817
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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. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department for the past 10 years? 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: Sacramento Public Records Center

Dear MuckRock:

Thank you for contacting the City of Sacramento to obtain public records.

The City received your Public Records Act request dated August 18, 2017 and has assigned the reference number P005628-081817 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: annual data re citizen complaints against officers incl total, type, result, annual data re officer complaints against peer officers incl total, type, result, annual number of officer involved shootings incl data re disciplinary action, data re publicly published reports

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you for the update. I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Sacramento Public Records Center

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RE: Public Records Reference # P005628-081817

MuckRock:

The City of Sacramento has received your California Public Records Act request dated August 18, 2017 wherein you requested annual data related to citizen complaints against officers, annual data related to officer complaints against peer officers, annual number of officer involved shootings, data related to disciplinary action, and data related to publicly published reports.

An extension letter pertaining to your request has been uploaded to the portal. You can log into the system at Sacramento Public Records Center. (https://sacramentoca.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=5628&coid=)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City's Record Department at (916) 808-5002 or by replying to this email.

Thank you,
Records Staff - RL
Office of the City Clerk
City of Sacramento
915 I Street, 5th Floor
New City Hall
Sacramento, CA 95814
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From: Sacramento Public Records Center

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RE: Public Records Reference # P005628-081817

MuckRock:

This letter is in response to your California Public Records Act request dated August 18, 2017 wherein you requested annual data relayed citizen complaints against officers including total, type, result, and annual data related to officer complaints against peer officers including total, type, result, annual number of officer involved shootings including data related to disciplinary action, and data related to publicly published reports.

The City has uploaded the response to your request to the portal. You can log into the system at Sacramento Public Records Center. (https://sacramentoca.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=5628&coid=)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City's Record Department at (916) 808-5002 or by replying to this email.
Thank you, Records Staff - RL Office of the City Clerk City of Sacramento 915 I Street, 5th Floor New City Hall Sacramento, CA 95814
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