1505 checks CPD

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 15-6585
Due Nov. 12, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

The following 1505 or 1505ML expenses by their date and check number. I am seeking documents sufficient to show what the following checks were used to purchase, any solicitation or bidding that went into the check, emails about the funding, and any receipt for the funding.

Check #17334 dated 03/21/2014 for the amount $104374.06
Check #17335 dated 03/21/2014 for the amount $17750.53
Check #17338 dated 03/25/2014 for the amount $6552.75
Check #17353 dated 04/02/2014 for the amount $13422.00
Check #17360 dated 04/14/2014 for the amount $9600.00
Check #17384 dated 04/14/2014 for the amount $15265.66
Check #17387 dated 04/16/2014 for the amount $19081.35
Check #17394 dated 04/17/2014 for the amount $17764.48
Check #17399 dated 04/23/2014 for the amount $8500.25
Check #17461 dated 05/27/2014 for the amount $6489.25

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Freddy Martinez

From: FOIA

Attached is an extension notice to your FOIA request.

Olivia Medina
Public Information Officer
Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114
312-745-5308

From: FOIA

Attached is the response to your FOIA request.

Olivia Medina
Public Information Officer
Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114
Chicago Police
312-745-5308

From: Freddy Martinez

Why is the check in the amount of $13,422 (Check #17353) redacted? It is clearly a purchase used with public funds for an (unspecified) project that should not be redacted. If it is indeed a "unique investigative technique" disclosing the name of the project would tell the public nothing about the program, just that a server is used as a part of it.

Please provide an unredacted copy.

Freddy

From: Freddy Martinez

FOIA officer, I am still awaiting a response to my request for an explanation of the redacted check. Here is the original response from November 21st of this year:

"Why is the check in the amount of $13,422 (Check #17353) redacted? It is clearly a purchase used with public funds for an (unspecified) project that should not be redacted. If it is indeed a "unique investigative technique" disclosing the name of the project would tell the public nothing about the program, just that a server is used as a part of it.

Please provide an unredacted copy.

Freddy"

From: Freddy Martinez

FOIA officers,

This request is not complete. Please provide an explanation to my inquiry submitted November 21st, an entire month ago. Additionally an inquiry made on the 13th of December of this month was not responded. The question remains "Why is the check in the amount of $13,422 (Check #17353) redacted? It is clearly a purchase used with public funds for an (unspecified) project that should not be redacted. If it is indeed a "unique investigative technique" disclosing the name of the project would tell the public nothing about the program, just that a server is used as a part of it."

This request may be considered complete by the FOIA officers but it is not to me.

Freddy Martinez ,
Director, Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Freddy Martinez

CPD FOIA Officers,

This is the *fourth* request I am sending for an explanation about why Check #17353 was redacted. Please provide an explanation before the end of business this week .

Freddy Martinez,
Director, Lucy Parsons Labs.

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