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

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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

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Ms. O'Connor,

Please see attached.

Thank you,

Audrey Shulruff, FOIA Officer

Chicago Police Department

Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114

3510 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60653

312-745-5308

________________________________
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From: Sara O'Connor

To Whom It May Concern:

Here is the additional information you requested, let me know if there are any additional requirements or if this is insufficient to process the request. Thank you.

Timeframe: Jan, 1 2013 - June, 1 2019
Names or email addresses:
- Names: Wesley Kenneth Cobb, Ming-Jung Seow, Curtis Edward Cole, Jr., Cody Shay Falcon, Benjamin A. Konosky, Charles Richard Morgan, Aaron Poffenberger, Thong Toan Nguyen, Kishor Adinath Saitwal, Lon Risinger, Tao Yang, Gang Xu, Dennis G. Urech
- Email addresses ending in: @brslabs.com, @omniai.ai, @omniaicorp.com, @giantgray.com
Keywords: BRS Labs, Behavioral Recognition Systems, Omni AI, Giant Gray, AISight

Sincerely,

Sara O'Connor

From: Chicago Police Department

Hello,

Are the names provided for Chicago Police Department email addresses? Please let me know the specific CPD emails you would like searched? The parameters are email addresses, date range, and keywords. Names need to be associated with the email address.

Thank you,

Audrey

From: Sara O'Connor

Hello,

The names listed were some of the publicly known names of employees of BRS Labs, et al. that I listed in case they would be useful for your search. If you need the specific email terms to use for your search, use *@brslabs.com, *@omniai.ai, *@omniaicorp.com, *@giantgray.com, along with the aforementioned keywords and timeframe in general, and any other non-email documents as listed in the initial request.

Sincerely,

Sara O'Connor

From: Chicago Police Department

My apologies that I wasn't clear. Whose email at CPD did you want the search conducted on?

From: Sara O'Connor

To Whom It May Concern:

I am requesting emails which concern the listed documents in the initial request across all CPD email addresses. If this is unduly burdensome, please provide a sufficient explanation of this as required by Sec. 3(g) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3).

Sincerely,

Sara O'Connor

From: Chicago Police Department

Thank you. I will be submitting the email request and will be in touch on July 3, 2019 with either a response or an extension letter.

Have a good weekend,

Audrey

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Ms. O'Connor,

Please see attached.

Thank you,

Audrey Shulruff, FOIA Officer

Chicago Police Department

Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114

3510 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60653

312-745-5308

________________________________
This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail (or the person responsible for delivering this document to the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this e-mail, and any attachment thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please respond to the individual sending the message, and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and printout thereof.

From: Chicago Police Department

Hello,

I have reached out to the units that may have responsive records and am waiting for responses. I will be in touch either way on or before July 18, 2019.

Thank you,

Audrey

From: Chicago Police Department

Good Afternoon,

I am still waiting to hear from the Bureau of Technical Services for responsive records to your request. I will be in touch either way on or before July 25, 2019.

Thank you,

Audrey

From: Chicago Police Department

Hello,

Have not yet received the BTS response. I will be in touch either way on or before August 1, 2019.

Thank you,

Audrey

From: Chicago Police Department

Dear Ms. O'Connor,

Please see attached for the response to your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Audrey Shulruff, FOIA Officer

Chicago Police Department

Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114

3510 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60653

312-745-5308

________________________________
This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail (or the person responsible for delivering this document to the intended recipient), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this e-mail, and any attachment thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please respond to the individual sending the message, and permanently delete the original and any copy of any e-mail and printout thereof.

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