BLM comms (Chicago Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Tracking #

P584938-060920

Multi Request BLM comms
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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,

Emma Best

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Emma :

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: P584938-060920
You have requested the following records: Emails, letters, and memos to or from police/law enforcement unions, the National Guard, or federal officials between May 1, 2020 and the present.

I also request copies of emails containing any of the following: "protest", "protests", "Black Lives Matter", "BLM", "riot", "riots", "antifa", "antifascist", "anti-fascist", or "militia".
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-2FZeOfyYT8SzVzZed99xlfJlW95ZIjQ6yu9RXgEsoBJAG9MVuq5JhN_QnD_3mN6fQXSm3yWIKpWd8nHDuJncOPY167QEGyw0yVBwBvEwtWD9ZMl82soAfp3ncR61lXpPkESXvWSGgZmWDWI-2BtnTNp0uQ9zvDoFXkgCNKV34uHO31qNAJzrV4-2Bt2oeq7fiDr8uQhdqTGSPHNSKkd8l1k7gdJZsEQ8bZMac-2FFLAN2cj5f34g0gXgpB8Xkfzp1lqgfb02zouwK9gkNvo9YCLk-2Fe-2B5j1Z8CtjVZgNVkH0BhqEmFBtpisYDrlLJqwWeXval6h4vJf0ogwQ5qx6EwepNxfbfSqsdlcNn7-2BB8qy-2BLQqIkHkHWKZcy1HuX8ACYvy7bd40v-2FqZMkH7kduizM0HqxNFzwylSvshFficRVRu6EIwyIgDov9-2FOy4dVmKytJ)

From: Chicago Police Department

Attachments:
Police_-_5_Day_Extension_Letter_19_692020.pdf (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HQBImk7-2Bynhw89FmPm6yuaXuCPDmqJYvRk2B47aEBbNS7w8Zw1ahmZAaRtJcdkbt0rBeH0VAFkp-2FLyONeWNUp-2BWcBUHx5duWS0r0cJEq8SpBjslFJC6eech3kMH9KnlhUmJHz-2BX6azGKV2wIWf3YKMSgW0Cf0GolNNylbdaBMmzyLHmzVIysnBHDfRQE-2Bcqknw-3D-3DA2Vh_3mN6fQXSm3yWIKpWd8nHDuJncOPY167QEGyw0yVBwBvEwtWD9ZMl82soAfp3ncR61lXpPkESXvWSGgZmWDWI-2Boj-2Fwi82hde3WWQRr1L9A2A5E6Fb4l1Ccdo1Xkml3f-2Fxo-2B4leAUKFX7w8x-2BNzB7IA2QqvfKzSDmUe04MojpLLRF-2FqB8vnE1RkWwvJCXfrGL0RuO58HuBBHSAiKvVZAlX6kXKUfLkawcQtZ0d8L0bkoMge0AYNtInUl4vWvjpxWh1aF9QubKPhAA-2FpVwr-2F3svipF8Q80T-2F5LxztXQenvsZrWZig88107udAi7oq2ve2Rsn-2FUjlRh1PmEPYx20eOkXl-2FbG6qVelECspoSg7nzu9QS9Grf-2FoYORmkQkNbm6FXU5)

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Please see attached document.
Thank you,

From: Chicago Police Department

Attachments:
P584938_Notice_of_Response_to_FOIA_Request.pdf (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HQBImk7-2Bynhw89FmPm6yuaXuCPDmqJYvRk2B47aEBbNS7w8Zw1ahmZAaRtJcdkbt0rBeH0VAFkp-2FLyONeWNUp-2BWVZnlNG8Q22uhFLpIvOpb6ZbkJqYlr3Pih8h6dfWWAC81YX3DwreoV4-2Bq-2BnxT2ftRnYBTudRbitATc3pQVLy40tAWWBHhFfnx7L4Qoh7uz0g-3D-3Doa2i_3mN6fQXSm3yWIKpWd8nHDuJncOPY167QEGyw0yVBwBvEwtWD9ZMl82soAfp3ncR61lXpPkESXvWSGgZmWDWI-2BgzN4OnyXDOv7PQAdoLiGZAuBLQJVVCPrra5M5VejPMkkQKKeA6uIxl0cf7Y2-2FjC9c1FMS-2FJaZkIVSWbTlw-2FLM048fdVy0UGw8DGUVRkjbAkoo7d3zTUlcQrUelh-2FOdBF3qzK08RHqt0JoMbZo4VALOK0j6-2FQMpcbcSF-2FSQ8Kr4IgaorYwDuFrmNVYYc3Ky7rRtuAd3kTZlxZ5tP0FNQMk6555mrUauTFygK5xidbSklZEgemjgEcmi4GcMZoiqlxhk0xlTUYtv7WUvjkKn9C3r8S85eaP-2BYZhkAEMsihEvOhdhJ1U-2FvNUuaP0UZovX-2Fcw-3D-3D)

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Dear Emma Best,
Please see the attached document in response to your FOIA request.
Thank you,
CPD FOIA Unit

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