Wichita, KS PD Citizen Complaints

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer filed this request with the Wichita Police Department of Wichita, KS.
Due Sept. 20, 2017
Est. Completion Dec. 1, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Cartwright and Jennifer Dirmeyer

From: Cobble, Mary

Please see the attached response and invoice with regard to your recent records request. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call 316-268-4681 and press 3.

Mary J. Cobble | Legal Secretary | City Attorney's Office | City of Wichita
City Hall - 13th Floor | 455 N. Main Street | Wichita, KS 67202-1689
TEL 316.268.4681 | FAX 316.268.4335

Disclaimer: IMPORTANT/CONFIDENTIAL: This electronic mail message contains information from the Wichita City Attorney's Office which is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law and intended only for the use of the addressee(s) named herein. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent of the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the City Attorney's Office (316-268-4681) and delete the message completely from your computer system.

From: Cobble, Mary

We are in receipt of your follow-up below. A letter and invoice was sent to you on August 25th, at 11:31 a.m. The invoice must be paid before any information is provided. If you have any questions, or wish to pay the invoice using a credit card, please feel free to contact me at 316-268-4681 and press 3. Thank you.

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To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $50.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Cobble, Mary

Please see the attached notice with regard to your request.

Mary J. Cobble | Legal Secretary | City Attorney's Office | City of Wichita
City Hall - 13th Floor | 455 N. Main Street | Wichita, KS 67202-1689
TEL 316.268.4681 | FAX 316.268.4335

Disclaimer: IMPORTANT/CONFIDENTIAL: This electronic mail message contains information from the Wichita City Attorney's Office which is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law and intended only for the use of the addressee(s) named herein. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent of the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the City Attorney's Office (316-268-4681) and delete the message completely from your computer system.

From: Cobble, Mary

Please see the attached delay notice with regard to your records request.

From: Wichita Police Department

Please see the attached delay notice with regard to your records request.

Mary J. Cobble | Legal Secretary | City Attorney's Office | City of Wichita
City Hall - 13th Floor | 455 N. Main Street | Wichita, KS 67202-1689
TEL 316.268.4681 | FAX 316.268.4335

Disclaimer: IMPORTANT/CONFIDENTIAL: This electronic mail message contains information from the Wichita City Attorney's Office which is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law and intended only for the use of the addressee(s) named herein. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent of the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the City Attorney's Office (316-268-4681) and delete the message completely from your computer system.

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