Wayne County Sheriff, MI - Citizen Complaints and Use of Force

D Smith filed this request with the Wayne County Sheriff of Wayne County, MI.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 17-454
Est. Completion Oct. 3, 2017
Status
Payment Required

Communications

From: D Smith

To Whom It May Concern:

Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs call for service in a database, spreadsheet, or another log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department from 2006 until current? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department from 2006 until current 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.

5. Is any of the above data published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

6. Please provide documentation of procedures about public disclosure or reporting of an officer involved incident as well as documentation procedures. For example, does the department require press release and are annual statistic provided to the public without request.

7. What is the total number of arrests made annually from 2006 until present?

The requested documents are part of a public research project and will be made available to the general public, this request is being made in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

If 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 five business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

D Smith

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs call for service in a database, spreadsheet, or another log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department from 2006 until current? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department from 2006 until current 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.

5. Is any of the above data published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

6. Please provide documentation of procedures about public disclosure or reporting of an officer involved incident as well as documentation procedures. For example, does the department require press release and are annual statistic provided to the public without request.

7. What is the total number of arrests made annually from 2006 until present?

The requested documents are part of a public research project and will be made available to the general public, this request is being made in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

If 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 five business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

D Smith

From: Cynthia Golson

Good afternoon D. Smith,

Please see attached response regarding the above-mentioned matter.
Best Regards,
Cynthia D. Golson
Department Supervisor I/FOIA Officer
Office of the Sheriff
4747 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

  • 17-454 (Media) 10 Day Letter WCSO Citizen Complaints and Use of Force

From: Kelly Miner

Dear D. Smith:

We plan to get a response to you by the end of today.

Also can you please explain in more detail regarding request #7, what is the total number of arrest made annually from 2006 until present? Are you looking for arrests made specifically by the Wayne County Sheriff’s officers or all arrested inmates booked into our facilities? Please explain.

Thank you,

Kelly Miner
Communications Director
Office of the Wayne County Sheriff
(313) 224-0615 (office)
(313) 354-5223 (work cell)
kminer@waynecounty.com<mailto:kminer@waynecounty.com>
www.sheriffconnect.com

October 3, 2017
Wayne County Sheriff
Wayne County FOIA Coordinator
Guardian Building
500 Griswold - 31st Floor
Detroit, MI 48226

This is a follow up to request number 17-454:

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm following up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2017. You had previously indicated that it would be completed on Oct. 3, 2017. I wanted to check on the status of my request, and to see if there was a new estimated completion date. You had assigned it reference number #17-454.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Oct. 2, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I'm following up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2017. You previously indicated that it would be completed on Oct. 3, 2017. I wanted to let you know that I am still interested in the following documents, and to see if that date was still accurate. You had assigned it reference number #17-454.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Sept. 15, 2017:
Good afternoon D. Smith,

Please see attached response regarding the above-mentioned matter.
Best Regards,
Cynthia D. Golson
Department Supervisor I/FOIA Officer
Office of the Sheriff
4747 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
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On Sept. 11, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs call for service in a database, spreadsheet, or another log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department from 2006 until current? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department from 2006 until current 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.

5. Is any of the above data published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

6. Please provide documentation of procedures about public disclosure or reporting of an officer involved incident as well as documentation procedures. For example, does the department require press release and are annual statistic provided to the public without request.

7. What is the total number of arrests made annually from 2006 until present?

The requested documents are part of a public research project and will be made available to the general public, this request is being made in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

If 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 five business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

D Smith
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On Sept. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

1. What is the total number of citizen complaints (allegations of misconduct) made against your department’s officers annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

2. What is the total number of complaints police officers made against their peer officers in department annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs complaints in a database, spreadsheet, or other logs, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

Please include the type of complaint (i.e., use of force, abusive language, unwarranted search) and the result of the complaint (i.e., sustained, exonerated).

3. What is the total number of calls for service your department received annually from 2006 until current? If your department logs call for service in a database, spreadsheet, or another log, a copy of those logs is fine instead.

4. What is the annual number of officers involved in shootings in your department from 2006 until current? Any documentation or reports that detail the annual number of officer-involved shootings in your department from 2006 until current 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.

5. Is any of the above data published publicly? Please provide a link to any and all publicly available reports containing the data above.

6. Please provide documentation of procedures about public disclosure or reporting of an officer involved incident as well as documentation procedures. For example, does the department require press release and are annual statistic provided to the public without request.

7. What is the total number of arrests made annually from 2006 until present?

The requested documents are part of a public research project and will be made available to the general public, this request is being made in the public interest and not for any commercial purpose.

If 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 five business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

D Smith

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From: D Smith

Regarding #7, I am looking for the arrests made by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. only.

Thanks

From: Kelly Miner

Dear D Smith:

Unfortunately, we can’t respond to your request today. I need you or one of your co-workers to call me directly at 313-224-0615 to discuss further. Thank you.

Kelly Miner
Communications Director
Office of the Wayne County Sheriff
(313) 224-0615 (office)
(313) 354-5223 (work cell)
kminer@waynecounty.com<mailto:kminer@waynecounty.com>
www.sheriffconnect.com

From: Kelly Miner

Dear D Smith:

I would like to speak with you regarding FOIA 17-454. Can you or one of your co-workers call me directly at 313-224-0615 to discuss further. Thank you.

Kelly Miner
Communications Director
Office of the Wayne County Sheriff
(313) 224-0615 (office)
(313) 354-5223 (work cell)
kminer@waynecounty.com<mailto:kminer@waynecounty.com>
www.sheriffconnect.com

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