|Submitted||Oct. 20, 2017|
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Dear Records Officer,
Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the police reports, incident reports, crime reports, arrest reports, or any other material detailing the incidents under the following case numbers:
These are cases involving stolen guns that were recovered as part of a criminal investigation. We identified them through an analysis of data from your department as well as from hundreds of other jurisdictions.
Please ensure records that include at least the serial number, make, and other descriptive information of the firearm stolen or recovered; the date, time and location of the theft, offense, and/or recovery; a narrative description of the theft, offense, investigation and/or recovery of the firearm(s); the name, age, occupation, and other identifying and contact information for the victim(s), reporting person(s), and any defendant(s) charged; the text of any charges filed; and any other material not specifically cited herein.
I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news media organization. I am filing this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service, which I use to better track and streamline requests.
As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not requesting it for commercial purposes.
I would prefer to receive the documents in a .pdf format. You can email them to me by replying to this message. If you have any trouble communicating with me at this email, you can also email me at my work email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me or call me at (919) 522-6354.
While I would prefer to receive the documents in .pdf format via email, if for any reason the documents must be provided via standard mail, please send them to the following address:
Attn: Brian Freskos
195 Montague Street, 14th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
In the event that there are fees, I would appreciate if you informed me of the total estimated charges before completing my request and sent me an invoice outlining the reasons for those charges.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, please cite the applicable statutory exemption.
Thank you in advance for your help with this request.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 20, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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