West Covina, CA PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the West Covina Police Department of West Covina, 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 (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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Ryan Raymundo

Good Afternoon,

The City of West Covina has received your Public Records Request and is currently in the process of retrieving all requested documents. By law, the City is submitting a 14-day extension in order to accommodate the research needed to locate any and all documents relevant to your request. A response will be given no later than October 5, 2017. If any questions may arise, please feel free to contact the City Clerk's Office at (626) 939-8433. Thank you for your patience.

Best Regards,

Ryan Raymundo
City Clerk Intern
City Clerk's Office
City of West Covina
(626) 939-8433
Fax: (626) 939-8682
ryan.raymundo@westcovina.org<mailto:ryan.raymundo@westcovina.org>

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From: Julie Robles

Good afternoon,

Attached please find all responsive information pertaining to your Public Records Request.

Thank you,

Julie Robles

From: Julie Robles

Good Afternoon,

Please disregard the previous e-mail. Attached please find all responsive information pertaining to your Public Records Request

Thank you,
Julie Gutierrez-Robles
City of West Covina
City Clerk's Office
O: (626) 939-8435
F: (626) 939-8606
Julie.robles@westcovina.org<mailto:Julie.robles@westcovina.org>
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