FOIA: OEMC 2018 Missing Data

Missing DataHere is a FOIA seeking missing data we filed on April 7, 2020. This request is being filed because of an oversight where we somehow missed covering from Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2018 with the series of other FOIA request we have filed with OEMC.

This request for missing data is part of a series of FOIA requests and a lawsuit over FOIA violation by OEMC. Our police call for service data, which is what this request is seeking, data warehouse is currently being built. When complete it is going to store data from 1999-2019. Ideally this data will be replenished every month.

Here is the content of our FOIA:

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

A. All call for police service data for the time frame of 10/1/18 – 12/31/18. Please make sure to include all data fields listed in the attached document including the following: 
Cross Type Flag
Disperid
Descr
EntryPersid
Location- location of event
Location-deployment location
Location- callerlocation
LocHiCross
OnsDate *
Place Name
Radio
Segmentld
Text
UnitClass
UpdPersid
UpdWksName
Use
XCoord
YCoord
Vehicle
Ward
ZipCode

For the fields of LocHouseNumber & CallerLocHouseNumber please reduce the addresses to the hundred block – so a address of 2004 w Roscoe would be reduced to 2000 W. Roscoe. 

Please contact us about fulfilling this FOIA or with any questions you might have by responding to this email.

Tracy Siska

We will be posting any responses we get from OEMC related to our request to access the missing data. This request may very well be part of lawsuit CJP is planning on filing related to police response data that OEMC maintains but will not turn over to the public. This data would allow the public to understand if the CPD is indeed responding in the required times to violent crime.

Dear Tracy Siska:
 
On behalf of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), I am responding to your Freedom of Information (FOIA) request that our office received on April 07, 2020, wherein you requested the following information:
 
“A. All call for police service data for the time frame of 10/1/18 – 12/31/18. Please make sure to include all data fields listed in the attached document including the following:

Cross Type Flag
Disperid
Descr
EntryPersid
Location- location of event
Location-deployment location
Location- callerlocation
LocHiCross
OnsDate *
Place Name
Radio
Segmentld
Text
UnitClass
UpdPersid
UpdWksName
Use
XCoord
YCoord
Vehicle
Ward
ZipCode

For the fields of LocHouseNumber & CallerLocHouseNumber please reduce the addresses to the hundred block – so a address of 2004 w Roscoe would be reduced to 2000 W. Roscoe.”
 
At this time, we are seeking an extension of five (5) additional working days for one or more of the following reasons:

( )            The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;

( )            The requested records require the collection of a substantial number of specified records;

( )            The request is couched in categorical terms and requires 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 require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure 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 the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(c), without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;

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

Please be aware that the foregoing reason(s) for additional time are found in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(d).
 
Sincerely,
 
A. Martin – OEMC FOIA
Freedom of Information Officer
Office of Emergency Management & Communications
312-746-9403

Author: Tracy Siska

Tracy Siska is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project.

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