Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Chicago Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
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From: Curtis Waltman

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:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox". including:
-Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers
-Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology
-policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: FOIA

Please be advised that an extension letter was emailed on November 7, 2016, FOIA # P053934.

Chicago Police Department

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From: Bown, Sarah H.

Good morning,

Jeffrey Perconte of Drinker, Biddle and Reath, LLP, responded to this FOIA request on Novebmer 15, 2016. The response was sent to Mr. Curtis Waltman,<>.

If the response was not received, please let me know and I will ensure it is resent.


Sally (Sarah) Bown
FOIA Officer
Chicago Police Department
Office of Legal Affairs, Unit 114
3510 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653


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