FOIA: CPD Aggregate Calls for Service

AggregateHere is a FOIA we filed seeking aggregate calls for police service with the Chicago Police Department. This FOIA was filed to help supplement our negotiations with the CPD in our ongoing litigation over their violations of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act please provide copies of the following records:

A. Records that detail the aggregate total number of calls for Chicago police Department services for the years of 2011-2106. Please make sure the data is consistent with the data made available by your organization via your 2018 annual report, page number 76. 

If the Chicago Police Department wishes to just provide us with an email that contains the aggregate totals for each year that would fulfill our request.

Please fulfill this request in the five days allowed by Illinois. If you have any questions or want to fulfill this request please send us an email via replying to this request.
Tracy Siska

Updates

4/6 – Hi Tracy,

I asked our DFA team to run these totals by District for you. Please take a look at the attached records. One report is 2011-2014 even though it is labeled 2011-2016. The second report is for 2015-2016.
 
Have a great day and stay healthy.
 
Sincerely,
 
Peter Edwards
Commanding Officer
Freedom of Information Section

3/30 – Response fro OEMC fulfilling FOIA

3/23 – CJP has filed 3 followup emails requesting that the CPD fulfill our request. We have not received a response.

11/15 – Dear Ms. Siska:

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In it, you request:

‚ĶRecords that detail the aggregate total number of calls for Chicago police Department services for the years of 2011-2106. Please make sure the data is consistent with the data made available by your organization via your 2018 annual report, page number 76. If the Chicago Police Department wishes to just provide us with an email that contains the aggregate totals for each year that would fulfill our request…..

Under the Freedom of Information Act, a public body may extend the time to respond to a FOIA request by up to 5 business days for a limited number of reasons. 5 ILCS 140/3(e). We are extending the time to respond to your request by 5 business days for the following reason(s):

(X) the requested records, if any exist, are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;

( ) the request may require the collection of a substantial number of specified records, if any exist;

( ) the request is couched in categorical terms and may require an extensive search for the records responsive to it;

( ) the requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;

( ) the requested records, if any exist, may require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;

( ) the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by paragraph (c) of this Section without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;

( ) there is need for consultation, which shall be concluded with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

If you require additional assistance, please contact this office at (312) 745-5308.

Sincerely,

Freedom of Information Officer

Chicago Police Department
Attention Freedom of Information
Legal Affairs Unit
3510 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60653

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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