BRS Labs/Omni AI/Giant Gray Documents

Sara O'Connor filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
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P496541-060719

Due May 28, 2019
Est. Completion None
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From: Sara O'Connor


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents pertaining to BRS Labs (http://brslabs.com/) -- formerly/also known as: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.; Giant Gray, Inc.; Omni AI, Inc.; hereafter collectively referred to as BRS Labs -- and any/all of their product(s) or services ranging from 2013 up until now. Documents being requested here should include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Invoices or receipts for the purchase of any BRS Labs product or service
- Contracts mentioning BRS Labs or their produts/services
- Email correspondences with BRS Labs (such as brslabs.com, omniai.ai, omniaicorp.com or giantgray.com addresses)
- Guidelines mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services
- Bulletins mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services
- Briefings mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services
- MOUs from BRS Labs
- Brochures/Marketing materials or product/service specifications regarding BRS Labs products/services
- Manuals regarding BRS Labs products/services
- Privacy Policies regarding BRS Labs products/services
- Any/all digitally disseminated publications from your agency mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services

I am confident there are documents relevant to this request based on prior media coverage mentioning Chicago's use of the BRS Labs product AISight in Wired (https://www.wired.com/2016/02/esther-hovers-false-positives/) and Bloomberg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1lO-QDH7Z4; https://web.archive.org/web/20150217070310/http://www.bloomberg.com:80/news/videos/b/d260fb95-751b-43d5-ab8d-26ca87fa8b83), and it is documented that Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.; Giant Gray, Inc.; Omni AI, Inc.; and BRS Labs are in essence the same company: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/behavioral-recognition-systems & https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/omni-ai-inc

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,

Sara O'Connor

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Dear Sara:
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: P491532-051619
You have requested the following records: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:Any and all documents pertaining to BRS Labs (http://brslabs.com/) -- formerly/also known as: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.; Giant Gray, Inc.; Omni AI, Inc.; hereafter collectively referred to as BRS Labs -- and any/all of their product(s) or services ranging from 2013 up until now. Documents being requested here should include, but are not limited to, the following:- Invoices or receipts for the purchase of any BRS Labs product or service - Contracts mentioning BRS Labs or their produts/services - Email correspondences with BRS Labs (such as brslabs.com, omniai.ai, omniaicorp.com or giantgray.com addresses) - Guidelines mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services - Bulletins mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services - Briefings mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services - MOUs from BRS Labs - Brochures/Marketing materials or product/service specifications regarding BRS Labs products/services - Manuals regarding BRS Labs products/services - Privacy Policies regarding BRS Labs products/services - Any/all digitally disseminated publications from your agency mentioning BRS Labs or their products/servicesI am confident there are documents relevant to this request based on prior media coverage mentioning Chicago's use of the BRS Labs product AISight in Wired (https://www.wired.com/2016/02/esther-hovers-false-positives/) and Bloomberg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1lO-QDH7Z4; https://web.archive.org/web/20150217070310/http://www.bloomberg.com:80/news/videos/b/d260fb95-751b-43d5-ab8d-26ca87fa8b83), and it is documented that Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.; Giant Gray, Inc.; Omni AI, Inc.; and BRS Labs are in essence the same company: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/behavioral-recognition-systems & https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/omni-ai-incThe 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,Sara O'Connor
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Dear Sara:
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: P496541-060719
You have requested the following records: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:Any and all documents pertaining to BRS Labs (http://brslabs.com/) -- formerly/also known as: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.; Giant Gray, Inc.; Omni AI, Inc.; hereafter collectively referred to as BRS Labs -- and any/all of their product(s) or services ranging from 2013 up until now. Documents being requested here should include, but are not limited to, the following:- Invoices or receipts for the purchase of any BRS Labs product or service - Contracts mentioning BRS Labs or their produts/services - Email correspondences with BRS Labs (such as brslabs.com, omniai.ai, omniaicorp.com or giantgray.com addresses) - Guidelines mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services - Bulletins mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services - Briefings mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services - MOUs from BRS Labs - Brochures/Marketing materials or product/service specifications regarding BRS Labs products/services - Manuals regarding BRS Labs products/services - Privacy Policies regarding BRS Labs products/services - Any/all digitally disseminated publications from your agency mentioning BRS Labs or their products/services
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.
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