Thornton, CO PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Thornton Police Department of Thornton, CO.
Due Sept. 22, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Selina Nau

Good morning Alexander Cartwright & Jennifer Dirmeyer,
Thank you for the request. We will get this request processed. I will follow up with you next week.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Selina Nau
Police Records Supervisor | Police Records Unit
Thornton Police Department
9551 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO 80229
Direct: (720) 977-5136 | Email: Selina.Nau@cityofthornton.net<mailto:Selina.Nau@cityofthornton.net>
Police Records Unit : (720) 977-5125
Police Records Unit Fax: (720) 977-5127
[Image result for thin blue line]<https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjugqS6vNjPAhXIg1QKHYCxAJYQjRwIBw&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Blue_Line_(emblem)&bvm=bv.135475266,d.cGw&psig=AFQjCNFhn26y3F39ZAHPao8eoHAMvR95bw&ust=1476471860089269>Accountability, Leadership, Safety, Teamwork, Tradition
www.cityofthornton.net<http://www.cityofthornton.net/>

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
-Henry Ford

From: Selina Nau

Please fill out the attached request form. Once I receive the form back I will start processing the request.

Thank you,

Selina Nau
Police Records Supervisor | Police Records Unit
Thornton Police Department
9551 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO 80229
Direct: (720) 977-5136 | Email: Selina.Nau@cityofthornton.net<mailto:Selina.Nau@cityofthornton.net>
Police Records Unit : (720) 977-5125
Police Records Unit Fax: (720) 977-5127
[Image result for thin blue line]<https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjugqS6vNjPAhXIg1QKHYCxAJYQjRwIBw&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Blue_Line_(emblem)&bvm=bv.135475266,d.cGw&psig=AFQjCNFhn26y3F39ZAHPao8eoHAMvR95bw&ust=1476471860089269>Accountability, Leadership, Safety, Teamwork, Tradition
www.cityofthornton.net<http://www.cityofthornton.net/>

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
-Henry Ford

From: Selina Nau

Good afternoon Alexander & Jennifer- Please see attached information that you have requested.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Selina Nau
Police Records Interim Manager | Police Records Unit
CCIC/Coordinator
Thornton Police Department
9551 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, CO 80229
Direct: (720) 977-5136 | Email: Selina.Nau@cityofthornton.net<mailto:Selina.Nau@cityofthornton.net>
Police Records Unit : (720) 977-5125
Police Records Unit Fax: (720) 977-5127
[Image result for thin blue line]<https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjugqS6vNjPAhXIg1QKHYCxAJYQjRwIBw&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Blue_Line_(emblem)&bvm=bv.135475266,d.cGw&psig=AFQjCNFhn26y3F39ZAHPao8eoHAMvR95bw&ust=1476471860089269>Accountability, Leadership, Safety, Teamwork, Tradition

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
-Henry Ford

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for providing this information, however, our request was for the annual number of complaints for the past ten years. For example: 13 in 2009, 12 and 2008 etc. You have provided us the total number of each complaint for the past 10 years. Can you please revise your data to provide us with the annual numbers?

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

Files

pages

Close