Stockton, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Stockton Police Department of Stockton, CA.
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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: Teresa Alvarez

Alexander Cartwright/Jennifer Dirmeyer,

Please see the attached in reference to your request.

Thank you,
Teresa Alvarez
Technical Services Division Secretary
Stockton Police Department
209-937-8203
Teresa.Alvarez@stocktonca.gov<mailto:Teresa.Alvarez@stocktonca.gov>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for the update. Thank you for accommodating our request. I look forward to receiving the data.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Teresa Alvarez

Alexander Cartwright/Jennifer Dirmeyer,

Please see the attached in response to your request.

Thank you,
Teresa Alvarez
Technical Services Division Secretary
Stockton Police Department
209-937-8203
Teresa.Alvarez@stocktonca.gov<mailto:Teresa.Alvarez@stocktonca.gov>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Thank you very much for providing this data. We truly appreciate it. I did not see any data regarding number 2 of our request which asks for peer complaints. Some cities call this type of complaint an "internal complaint" would you please provide any data you have (preferably total number per year) on internal complaints for the past ten years.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: Teresa Alvarez

Mr. Cartwright,

In response to your question, the information regarding data on peer complaints is best found in the column “CSOURCE” in each of the responsive documents. The Professional Standards Section tracks whether complaints on employees are internal (PD/DEPT) or external (citizen). With this clarifying information, you should be able to calculate the number of internal and external complaints we received in each respective year.

Thank you,
Teresa Alvarez
Technical Services Division Secretary
Stockton Police Department
209-937-8203
Teresa.Alvarez@stocktonca.gov<mailto:Teresa.Alvarez@stocktonca.gov>

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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