Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office FOIA – Felony Review

This FOIA request is the start of CJP’s campaign to open the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office’s data for public access. Here we request data related to 5 years of Felony Review cases.

In our efforts to open access to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) we have initiated a campaign to use Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act to open their data to public access. Here is the first of our FOIA requests. On this page we will continue to update you on the responses from the SAO.

FOIA Content:  (Filed 3/22/15 via email)

Please provide records records related to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office’s felony review process for the years 2010-2014 including:
  1. Aggregate totals of cases submitted by the Chicago Police Department for felony review for the crime types of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Battery, and Homicide for the years of 2010-2015.
  2. For each case included in the aggregate numbers provided in Part 1 of this request please provide the outcomes of the felony review process.
  3. For each case included in the aggregate numbers provided in Part 1 of this request please provide the demographic characteristics of both the offender(s) and victim(s) in each case including but not limited to race & or ethnicity, gender, and age.
  4. For each case detailed in Part 1 of this request please provide the Chicago Police Department’s RD #.

Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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