Area 1 Video Surveillace RE: Laquan McDonald

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Tracking # 15-7378
Due Dec. 16, 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:

First amendment worksheets created between October 20th, 2014 to present (December 9th, 2015).

On the date of November 24th and into the early morning of November 25th, there was a march in front of the Chicago Police Station at 1718 S State St.

Therefore I am requesting a copy of the video surveillance conducted by CPD officers on top of the police station on November 24th. I am also requesting a copy of the video surveillance with all the original metadata in unredacted forms.

It is my understanding that Tech Lab maintains all the video surveillance equipment for CPD however I am not limiting my request to just Tech Lab.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Also be aware that this request is being made by the Lucy Parsons Labs, a registered non-profit in the State of Illinois.

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. However I understand that the video surveillance might be several hours long, in which case I would be willing to provide a USB drive for the data.

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,
Director, Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Freddy Martinez

CPD FOIA officers,

Please acknowledge reception of this FOIA request, provide a FOIA # and give me a date when this request will be complete. It is already outside of the Illinois FOIA statute and I am not inclined to provide an extension.

Freddy Martinez

From: FOIA

Mr. Martinez,

We are in receipt of your FOIA request (#15-7378) and we do have responsive records. We are currently in the process of final preparation of these documents. We estimate that these documents would be prepared for you by January 7, 2016. If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us at (312) 745-5308.

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From: FOIA

Mr. Martinez,

We just wanted to update you on the status of your request. It is currently in the process of final review. We hope to be able to supply you with the records by close of day today. If there is any undue delay we will contact you by end of business day.

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From: FOIA

Please see attachment.

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From: FOIA

Mr. Martinez,

Please see the attached regarding your FOIA request, #15-7378. We appreciate your patience as we are diligently working to provide your request to you without undue delay.

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From: Freddy Martinez

A quick question,

Why is the letter dated December 9th but seems to be named "Martinez, 15-7378 Extention Letter Jan 14". Why is this a discrepancy with the dates? Are you giving yourself another extension?

Freddy Martinez,
Director, Lucy Parsons Labs

From: FOIA

Mr. Martinez,

We apologize for the inconvenience. We have experienced a problem with the duplication of the CD containing the surveillance video you had requested. Please be advised that we will be providing you with that CD but we've experienced an unforeseen delay. As soon as it become available we will be sending it to you via USPS mail to the address for "Muckrock," unless you have another address where we can send it. We sincerely apologize for the undue delay and are working to fulfill your request. Otherwise, your other documents will be provided to you in an electronic format via email. When the full request is ready then we will send it to you. Thank you for your patience.

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From: Freddy Martinez

Hello FOIA officer,

You may send all the materials to P.O. Box 167135 Chicago, IL, 60616-7135

Thanks,
Freddy Martinez

From: FOIA

Mr. Martinez,

Please see the attachment for our response to FOIA request #15-7378. This email contains an electronic version of the documents you requested. The DVD portion of your request, along with a hard-copy of the documents is being sent to the address you provided in the email below. We greatly appreciate your patience in this matter.

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From: FOIA

Mr. Martinez,

Please see the attachment for our response to FOIA request #15-7378. This email supersedes the previous email. Also, this email contains an electronic version of the documents you requested. The DVD portion of your request, along with a hard-copy of the documents is being sent to the address you provided in the email below. We greatly appreciate your patience in this matter.

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From: Freddy Martinez

CPD FOIA Officers

To date we have not received our responsive documents (the video files). At the moment we are in the process of getting documents from a separate CPD FOIA (FOIA 15-7066) and will be collecting those documents in person this week. Can a copy of these video files also be created for picking these up at the same time?

Thanks,
Freddy Martinez

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