Tempe, AZ PD Citizen Complaints

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Duran, LILIANA

Greetings, your public records request is available. The attached is the invoice for the records. The fee is $5.00 and payment information is on the invoice. If you have any questions, please contact me at the number listed.

Thank you,

Detective Lily Duran
Media Relations Unit
Tempe Police Department
Office: (480)858-6428

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From: Tempe Police Department

Greetings, the attached is an invoice for your public records request that was submitted below. Payments can be made in person or mailed to Tempe Police Department Headquarters, 120 E. 5th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85338. The department accepts, cashier’s checks or checks made out to the City of Tempe. Records will be sent after payment is received. If you have any questions, please contact me at the number below or by email.

Thank

Detective Lily Duran
Media Relations Unit
Tempe Police Department
Office: (480)858-6428

Connect with us:
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From: Tempe Police Department

My apologies, the zip code should be 85281.

Detective Lily Duran
Media Relations Unit
Tempe Police Department
Office: (480)858-6428

Connect with us:
[seal with no white]<http://www.tempe.gov/police>[Twitter-2]<https://twitter.com/@tempepolice>[facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/TempePolice>[YouTube]<https://www.youtube.com/user/TempePoliceAZ>[Instagram]<http://instagram.com/tempepolice/>

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $5.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Detective Lily Duran,

I believe you have sent the incorrect excel file in error. The data you sent show different invoices for FOIA requests; there is nothing relevant to our particular request. Please review and advise.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

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