API Request Form (Chicago Police Department)

Matt Chapman filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Tracking #

P590148-070820

Multi Request API Request Form
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Matt Chapman


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all memos, emails, communications, notes, documents, tickets, messages with details or info that describes shutting down, or disabling or removing the CPD Arrests API access request form, found at: https://publicsearch1.chicagopolice.org/RequestInfo site. which is used to request access to CPD's arrests API.

Please restrict your search from May 15 to the date of processing this request.

To help in your search, it should be known that the site was up on Jun 4, 2020 03:53:33 GMT (according to google search cache) and is no longer available.

Keywords that may be useful in your search (but please do not limit the search to these keywords): API, requestinfo, publicsearch1, developer, api key, authentication, "arrest api", "arrests api".

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 there are fees, 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,

Matt Chapman

From: Matt Chapman

Are there any updates to this request?

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

The following request was originally submitted via email on 6/8/20. Please let us know if we can provide any more information for it to be processed. Thank you!

Sincerely,
MuckRock

___

Original request:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all memos, emails, communications, notes, documents, tickets, messages with details or info that describes shutting down, or disabling or removing the CPD Arrests API access request form, found at: https://publicsearch1.chicagopolice.org/RequestInfo site. which is used to request access to CPD's arrests API.

Please restrict your search from May 15 to the date of processing this request.

To help in your search, it should be known that the site was up on Jun 4, 2020 03:53:33 GMT (according to google search cache) and is no longer available.

Keywords that may be useful in your search (but please do not limit the search to these keywords): API, requestinfo, publicsearch1, developer, api key, authentication, "arrest api", "arrests api".

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 there are fees, 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,

Matt Chapman

From: Matt Chapman

Can I please have a response to this ASAP?

From: Chicago Police Department

Please be advised, you have several requests please provide a FOIA number.

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering that message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

From: Matt Chapman

As I've said over over the phone -- three times over the past two weeks -- your agency has not provided me with a FOIA number for this request. Your automated system never sent one!

I'm unsure why you aren't able to view the request text despite your response containing the text of the request. I will assume, in good faith, that your agency is having software issues that's preventing you from seeing the full text of this request. If that's the case, then please raise this issue ASAP to your technical staff. Should this be a software bug, please consider it a major issue, as it would be preventing requests from going through to your office, as it seems is happening with this request.

For your convenience, I am providing you with the below information so that it may help you find this request. If you need ANY additional information, please contact me ASAP.
-Link to the request on Muckrock.com: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/chicago-169/api-request-form-chicago-police-department-94555/#follow-up
-Link to the raw email of your response: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/raw_email/909607/
-An attachment containing your email, in raw format, which includes the text of the request.
-An attachment that contains the text of the original request.
-The request text:
"A copy of all memos, emails, communications, notes, documents, tickets, messages with details or info that describes shutting down, or disabling or removing the CPD Arrests API access request form, found at: https://publicsearch1.chicagopolice.org/RequestInfo site. which is used to request access to CPD's arrests API.
Please restrict your search from May 15 to the date of processing this request.
To help in your search, it should be known that the site was up on Jun 4, 2020 03:53:33 GMT (according to google search cache) and is no longer available.
Keywords that may be useful in your search (but please do not limit the search to these keywords): API, requestinfo, publicsearch1, developer, api key, authentication, "arrest api", "arrests api"."

If you're still unable to view the request text, neither through the email itself, the muckrock link, the attached raw email, the attached text of the original request communication, the above text, or through your FOIA system, please let me know ASAP and I will fax you over a copy of the request.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A NEW REQUEST.

From: Matt Chapman

Can I please have an update to this request?

From: Chicago Police Department

Mr. Chapman,

This is Sgt. Steinbrenner from yesterday. I located your FOIA request yesterday after we talked. You can call me in the office if you want, 312-745-5308.

This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering that message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this document is strictly prohibited.

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Matt:

Thank you for your interest in information from the Chicago Police Department. Your FOIA request has been received and is being processed. Your FOIA Center reference number for tracking purposes is: P590148-070820
You have requested the following records: On June 6, 2020:
Subject: Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Request: API Request Form (Chicago Police Department)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all memos, emails, communications, notes, documents, tickets, messages with details or info that describes shutting down, or disabling or removing the CPD Arrests API access request form, found at: https://publicsearch1.chicagopolice.org/RequestInfo site. which is used to request access to CPD's arrests API.

Please restrict your search from May 15 to the date of processing this request.

To help in your search, it should be known that the site was up on Jun 4, 2020 03:53:33 GMT (according to google search cache) and is no longer available.

Keywords that may be useful in your search (but please do not limit the search to these keywords): API, requestinfo, publicsearch1, developer, api key, authentication, "arrest api", "arrests api".

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 there are fees, 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,

Matt Chapman

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Chicago Police Department (CPD) responds to all public records requests in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.  If further time is needed to assemble and copy all documents responsive to your FOIA request, we will contact you with a time estimate and a request to extend. You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you’ll receive an email when your request has been completed. Thank you for using the Chicago FOIA Center.
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Chicago Public Safety Record System. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HQBImk7-2Bynhw89FmPm6yuaWA2VNOGXqkGvBvgX8E6PTU-2FTGLLeihSKa-2FZeOfyYT8S4-2BXYquGtd3UA5gpKTsxBtqKbwHhGT-2FuOuaU4TGMIjiA7Nyp_-2BUgI-2BY2gum0gitHE9v6iCD9YKARP9745CwP9GfDDv-2F83tOmaqyMIb1jCg-2F40qR8wHB6qVJV-2Bsb03hSIsstyvfHu9peLjtYQF0X4S4F7WMGRlguzJNh47Tij7MVnOSA-2B29dlwVNBwxbjTb5nFgTNcpSSxyFa9cUzFa4qLpK6-2FNLAvUQJJpA53K-2F7Zj83a6wwT3mRBcXbePoAB88OKU5H-2BCswjOxP0vvGs1-2FzGBNqqjLlQChdEoLHqORx0gRS-2BKP88lC07HtjCfCTkRoIVmLVWYhlr0VB3brE6EgPPH44Cpys0yjzzc3ZU-2FRD3hJErY0EfGCT4Kp10d9zD-2FHr37n3pZG-2FBRjJQSb8OXFUm93qNgrMkJmLI3YWZ-2F3J55vRL-2FTN7-2FBnQUO5whxqllioomkbJ9g-3D-3D)

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Matt Chapman,

Thank you for registering with the City of Chicago Request Center.  Please log in to the Records Center to update any contact or password information and to track the progress of your request.
Login: requests@muckrock.com

If you have never used this system or cannot remember your password, please request a Temporary Password using the Forgot Password option on the login screen.

This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. Please DO NOT REPLY.

From: Matt Chapman

This request is almost two months old now. Are there any updates that you can provide me?

From: Chicago Police Department

--- ---

Good afternoon Matt,
Per your conversation with Sgt. Edwards today, CPD will conduct a narrowed email search for Director Steve Maris and Deputy Chief Sabih Khan. CPD will use the same key words that you previously provided as search terms. We will provide a status update by August 31st as agreed upon.
Thank you,
A. Marlan
CPD FOIA Officer

From: Matt Chapman

Thank you for the followup.

I want to be very explicitly clear about the phone call from earlier -- I am not requesting that the request itself be narrowed. The suggestion was to search those accounts first and then provide what was possible from those as if it were one batch among several. Should emails be found, then it would be a matter of running a new request with the recipients of those emails.

From: Chicago Police Department

Attachments:
Emails_Redacted.pdf (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HQBImk7-2Bynhw89FmPm6yuaXuCPDmqJYvRk2B47aEBbNS7w8Zw1ahmZAaRtJcdkbt0gxMDZw3-2BZTIXNpLTGsgvzc6mM-2B2hCZgbnGjfQotK1BaoEMlNj8nvyeM5FG2OMAEIfDYW-2BN42-2BItDGeU0fhZnp14GgsaVwh1ec3J5wayhfvp2HRylWjiP82bNGJ3fVtcBA-3D-3D16nC_-2BUgI-2BY2gum0gitHE9v6iCD9YKARP9745CwP9GfDDv-2F83tOmaqyMIb1jCg-2F40qR8wHB6qVJV-2Bsb03hSIsstyvfMlwYeYuqUGCrxLRPUiEXowa0YZzuxGkkgdGACZr8SoUmBQPFVqOuQiwzihTXIQAUHEW8Uau7Vps-2Fn4TpohQLddFGKRO1aGGQZtnLVbMkp9MSmsljUaKsFm4p4CMbArgXpElhd7O-2FV9jRpOFGdzXwwDhpleMTa9gNCkf9XJ8FC5K1mumt0Iz5bb89PTYnjQlbuiI86LEnE3FYEBzN5334Iy2CdaFphLMGdekPx1fQeEQsofNYBNnne8su-2FHpfpACuhGmcSaLEEY17e7b-2BsiJUz7hXfr-2FrOe67te2IKN4Au0BOWe6WhGOX5fCIpJSflgflg-3D-3D)
P590148_Notice_of_Response_to_FOIA_Request.pdf (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HQBImk7-2Bynhw89FmPm6yuaXuCPDmqJYvRk2B47aEBbNS7w8Zw1ahmZAaRtJcdkbt0gxMDZw3-2BZTIXNpLTGsgvzc6mM-2B2hCZgbnGjfQotK1BaoEMlNj8nvyeM5FG2OMAEIbj-2B11Q-2Bx2-2Fn8hKd7m1w7-2FqeOsNmRe-2FDbKvGGoY55OuESnH3BWZDOidP0dhLW5rG9Q-3D-3DLCjT_-2BUgI-2BY2gum0gitHE9v6iCD9YKARP9745CwP9GfDDv-2F83tOmaqyMIb1jCg-2F40qR8wHB6qVJV-2Bsb03hSIsstyvfMlwYeYuqUGCrxLRPUiEXowa0YZzuxGkkgdGACZr8SoUmBQPFVqOuQiwzihTXIQAUHEW8Uau7Vps-2Fn4TpohQLddFGKRO1aGGQZtnLVbMkp9MSmsljUaKsFm4p4CMbArgXpElhd7O-2FV9jRpOFGdzXwwDhpleMTa9gNCkf9XJ8FC5KBUfk2w6CFNbC4HnUqDzGUZc4vZY53zBTP-2BUGnCeoKl7Jv9L-2BaWH7uGurpxzvMFH9iKjW-2FidIDBZOOkMQaSvGSbqHMILKHCOz3XrstTC6TAFFhrlNGj3PrGCX40mt4bAG2eluRvDeCGLUL-2FUjo-2BCtDQ-3D-3D)

--- ---

Dear Matt Chapman,
Please see the attached documents in response to your FOIA request.
Thank you,
CPD FOIA Unit

From: Matt Chapman

Thank you for your response and the responsive documents.

Your response states:

"Per your conversation with Sgt. Pete Edwards of the FOIA Uniton August 13, 2020, you agreed to narrow your FOIA request to search the emails of Director Steve Maris and Deputy Chief Sabih Khan using the same keywords and time frame relating to the removal of CPD Arrests API access."

However, that night, I sent an email clarifying that I was NOT willing to narrow the request, and was simply providing a suggestion. I'm not sure why this wasn't understood with this response, considering your office has had two weeks to review the email, and it's especially unclear why my email wasn't reviewed prior to your office providing its response today, which echoes your agency's lack of care for this request since the day of this request's submission. What was once just an exhausting request is looking more and more like an intentional attempt to skirt both the spirit and the letter of the law through choosing an incorrect interpretation of a discussion of how to proceed with this request.

Please re-review the request, my response, and please continue the search for records, as this request is by no means done.

Thank you, and regards,
Matt Chapman

Files

pages

Close