Tuscon, AZ PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Tucson Police Department of Tucson, 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.

We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015, could you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the following:

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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: TPDRecordsMedia

Your request has been received and forwarded to our Office of
Professional Standards for processing.

Thank you,
Laura

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/21/2017 11:01 PM >>>

August 22, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015, could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the following:

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
------
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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

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

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright

From: TPDRecordsMedia

Good morning,

Your request was forwarded to our Office of Professional Standards
(formerly Internal Affairs). I have requested that they reply and let
you know the standing.

Thank you,
Laura

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/8/2017 2:01 AM >>>

September 8, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 22, 2017. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is
needed.
---
On Aug. 24, 2017:
Hello,
Thank you for the update. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright
---
On Aug. 22, 2017:
Your request has been received and forwarded to our Office of
Professional Standards for processing.
Thank you,
Laura
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/21/2017 11:01 PM >>>
August 22, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015,
could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the
following:
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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
------
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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use
the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42369
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.
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On Aug. 22, 2017:
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015, could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the following:

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
------
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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use
the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42369
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
------

From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

Hello,

Thank you very much for the update.

Respectfully,

Alex Cartwright

From: TPDRecordsMedia

Hello,
I called the Office of Professional Standards this morning and the Sgt.
responsible for this request is out of the office until tomorrow. I will
check back with them at that time.

Thank you,
Laura

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/25/2017 2:04 AM >>>

September 25, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 22, 2017. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is
needed.
---
On Sept. 9, 2017:
Hello,
Thank you very much for the update.
Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright
---
On Sept. 8, 2017:
Good morning,
Your request was forwarded to our Office of Professional Standards
(formerly Internal Affairs). I have requested that they reply and let
you know the standing.
Thank you,
Laura
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 9/8/2017 2:01 AM >>>
September 8, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 22, 2017. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is
needed.
---
On Aug. 24, 2017:
Hello,
Thank you for the update. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.
Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright
---
On Aug. 22, 2017:
Your request has been received and forwarded to our Office of
Professional Standards for processing.
Thank you,
Laura
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/21/2017 11:01 PM >>>
August 22, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015,
could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the
following:
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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
------
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Upload documents directly:
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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use
the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42369
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.
------
---
On Aug. 22, 2017:
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015,
could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the
following:
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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
------
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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly:
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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use
the above link to let us know.
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 42369
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.
------
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On Sept. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 22, 2017. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is
needed.
---
On Aug. 24, 2017:
Hello,
Thank you for the update. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Respectfully,
Alex Cartwright
---
On Aug. 22, 2017:
Your request has been received and forwarded to our Office of
Professional Standards for processing.
Thank you,
Laura
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/21/2017 11:01 PM >>>
August 22, 2017
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015,
could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the
following:
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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
------
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On Aug. 22, 2017:
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.
We have the Independent Police Auditor's annual reports for 2015, could
you please provide that report for 2007-2014 and 2017? If so, you may
omit #1 of our request. If not, could you please provide the following:

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 (sometimes called internal complaints) 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
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From: Jeanette Romero

Mr. Cartwright,

I have received the public records request that you submitted and will be processing it. Your request is currently behind 17 others, some which are also lengthy requests. I am unable to give you a time frame as to when this record request will be complete because some requests take a great amount of time and others are much quicker to process. I am the only person in this office that processes these types of requests among my other daily duties but I will process this as quickly as possible.

The Office of Professional Standards does not house the annual reports that the Independent Police Auditor generates. You may try the City of Tucson City Clerk's office. In the meantime, I emailed one of the auditor's to ask if they have the report's that you requested and asked for a contact person for you to reach out to, to obtain those reports.

There is an open data portal on our City of Tucson website. Some of the officer involved shooting stats that you are looking for are there as well as some annual reports for our office, which will fulfill at least part of your request.

Here are the links:
https://data.tucsonaz.gov
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/police/internal-affairs

I will be out of the office and unavailable until Tuesday next week. If you will provide me with a contact number I would like to speak to you to discuss this request further.

Officer Jeanette Romero #47222
Tucson Police Department
Office of Professional Standards
270 South Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Office (520) 837-7709
Fax (520) 791-3269
jeanette.romero@tucsonaz.gov

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