CPD FOIA for emails regarding hiring of 1000 more officers

Here is the content of our most recent FOIA submitted to the Chicago Police Department. This one is going after emails to and from Superintendent Johnson regarding his announcement in September 2016 to hire 1,000 additional officers for the Chicago Police Department. We will post updates as we get them.

Please provide in unlocked digital format copies of the following records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act:

A. Index of all email received by or authored by any of the positions / individuals named in part C of this request that in any way address the subject of Wednesday September 21, 2016 announcement’s by Superintendent Eddie Johnson to hire 1,000 additional officers to the Chicago Police Department.

B. Index of all email received by or authored by any of the positions / individuals named in part C of this request that in any way address any analyses in whatever format that serve as a basis for or support for the September 21, 2016 decision by Superintendent Johnson to hire a 1,000 more officers to the Chicago Police Department

C. Positions / Individuals we are seeking emails from:

  • Superintendent Johnson
  • Superintendent’s Chief of Staff
  • Superintendent’s Special Advisor
  • First Deputy Superintendent
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Commanding Officer of News Affairs
  • Director of Research & Development Division

Please fulfill this request in the 5 working days allotted by Illinois Law. Contact me at this email address by replying to this email with any questions you may have. Please fulfill this request by replying to this email.

Tracy Siska

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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