Annual/quarterly reports on civil rights lawsuits (Office of the City Clerk)

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Office of the City Clerk of Chicago, IL.
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From: Todd Feathers

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:

Copies of all reports, lists, or databases detailing the number and/or status of lawsuits brought against the city's police department since 2009. This should include requests for, or documentation of, funds used to cover settlement agreements, court costs, or other expenses related to lawsuits.

This request should be construed to include any document submitted to, compiled by, or in any way maintained by the city council that lists lawsuits brought against the police department between 2009-2013. If a document exists that contains the requested information for some, but not all of the above mentioned years, please include that/those document(s).

I request that fees be waived because I am a journalist -- employed by the Boston Globe and MuckRock news -- and intend to use the requested documents in the interest of educating the public and not for any commercial reasons.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.


Todd Feathers

From: Clerkfoia

Hi Todd - I will send you a formal response outlining that we have no documents responsive your request, but our Office does not maintain or possess these docs.. You are going to want to contact the City's Law Department. Thanks. Pat

Patrick Corcoran
Deputy Director for Communication & Policy
City of Chicago, Office of the City Clerk, Susana A. Mendoza

From: Todd Feathers


Woops, sorry about that. Thanks for the heads up!


From: Clerkfoia

Hello Mr. Feathers,

Please find attached the response to your recent FOIA request of the Office of the City Clerk. Please feel free to call with any questions.

Thank You,
Amanda Prentice
FOIA Officer
Office of Chicago City Clerk

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