COPA

FOIA: COPA Type of Records

This request to COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records COPA maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types Read more about FOIA: COPA Type of Records[…]

OEMC

FOIA: OEMC Records Type

This request to OEMC in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records OEMC maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types of records they maintain. This Read more about FOIA: OEMC Records Type[…]

Cook County Sheriff All Records FOIA

This FOIA to the Cook County Sheriff is part of our efforts to use the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to open records from the Chicago and Cook County justice system. In this FOIA, which we have sent to each multiple justice agencies in Chicago and Cook County, we are asking for a list of Read more about Cook County Sheriff All Records FOIA[…]

CAPS

FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search

This FOIA to the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago is intended to shed light on the process by which former Dallas Police Chief David Brown became Chicago’s new Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The process seems not only less than ideal it also seems to violate in the spirit and the letter Read more about FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search[…]

CAPS

FOIA: CPD CAPS Data

This FOIA is seeking CAPS (Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy) data from the Chicago Police Department (CDP). Both Superintendent Brown and Mayor Lightfoot has espoused support for community policing so there is every reason to believe that the program will see a resurgence in Chicago. There is an intense mythology that has been built up around Read more about FOIA: CPD CAPS Data[…]

CPD SUV

FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records

The position of Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department is one of the most important positions the Mayor of Chicago gets to fill. The process for who conducts the search for a new superintendent and how the final candidate is selected is clearly detailed in law but all too often Mayors have found a way Read more about FOIA: Police Board Superintendent Search Records[…]

Cook County Court

FOIA: Cook County Bureau of Finance

This FOIA to the Cook County Bureau of Finance is CJP’s response to the assertions made by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO). In our ongoing multi-year battle to open up the SAO’s data they have informed us that they don’t possess a data dictionary for their Elite Crimes Case Management System they purchased Read more about FOIA: Cook County Bureau of Finance[…]

Felony

FOIA: SAO 90s & 2000s Felony Data

This FOIA is seeking primarily felony prosecution data from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO). Our campaign to open the SAO started with CJP filing a number of FOIAs with the agency over the course of a single year and after a series of denials ended up with us suing the Office and its Read more about FOIA: SAO 90s & 2000s Felony Data[…]

Records

FOIA: Chicago Police Board Types of Records

As part of CJP’s efforts to better understand what records are actually produced in the operations of the Chicago Police Board (Board) we filed this FOIA request on April 17, 2020. CJP has researching the operations of the Board since 2009 when we published our analysis of ten years of their decisions here. A few Read more about FOIA: Chicago Police Board Types of Records[…]

Missing Data

FOIA: OEMC 2018 Missing Data

Here 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 Read more about FOIA: OEMC 2018 Missing Data[…]