FOIA - CPD/OEMC - BORTAC Comms (Office of Emergency Management and Communications)

J Ader filed this request with the Office of Emergency Management and Communications of Chicago, IL .
Tracking #

F200428-022520

Multi Request FOIA - CPD/OEMC - BORTAC Comms
Due March 6, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any of the following types of documents mentioning Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) originating from February 1st, 2020 to the date of this request (February 24th, 2020):

- all staff emails including the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all memos which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all internal briefings which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"

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,

J Ader

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

Dear J :

Thank you for your interest in information from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC). Your FOIA request has been received and is being processed. Your FOIA Center reference number for tracking purposes is: F200428-022520
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 of the following types of documents mentioning Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) originating from February 1st, 2020 to the date of this request (February 24th, 2020):

- all staff emails including the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all memos which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all internal briefings which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"

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,

J Ader

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The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) 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.

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

Dear J :
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: P567860-022620
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 of the following types of documents mentioning Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) originating from February 1st, 2020 to the date of this request (February 24th, 2020):

- all staff emails including the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all memos which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all internal briefings which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"

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.
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.

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

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FFICE OF MERGENCY ANAGEMENT ND OMMUNICATIONS
CITY OF CHICAGO
February 26, 2020
Mr. J. Ader
MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com
Dear J: RE: FOIA Request #F200428-022520
On behalf of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), I am responding to your Freedom of Information (FOIA) request that our office received on February 25, 2020, wherein you requested the following information: "To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any of the following types of documents mentioning Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) originating from February 1st, 2020 to the date of this request (February 24th, 2020):

- all staff emails including the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all memos which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"
- all internal briefings which contain the terms "BORTAC" and/or "Border Patrol Technical Unit"

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."

Please be advised your request seeking is unduly burdensome because it lacks specific names and/or email addresses "all staff emails, memos and internal briefings containing the term "BORTAC and/or Border Patrol Technical Unit"

In order to effectively run an email search, the OEMC needs the names or email accounts that you wish searched.   Parameters that would assist this department in conducting an email search include: (1) the e-mail address of the account you wish searched; (2) key words you wish to search for; (3) the e-mail address of each individual’s mailbox, if you seek e-mail correspondence to and from two individuals; and (4) the timeframe to be searched.

It is for this reason that your FOIA request needs to be narrowed and clarified. If you would like assistance, please contact this office by phone or our main email at OEMCFOIA@cityofchicago.org and we would be happy to assist you. Otherwise, as your FOIA request is currently drafted, the OEMC is unable to respond to this FOIA request. The FOIA provides in 5 ILCS 140/3(g) that requests for all records falling within a category shall be complied with unless compliance with the request would be unduly burdensome for the complying public body and there is no way to narrow the request and the burden on the public body outweighs the public interest in the information.
To the extent that your FOIA request has been denied, you have a right of review by the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor, who can be contacted at 500 S. Second St., Springfield, IL 62706 or by telephone at (217) 558-0486.  You may also seek judicial review of a denial under 5 ILCS 140/11 of FOIA.
Sincerely,
M. G. Tracy OEMC FOIA
Freedom of Information Officer
Office of Emergency Management & Communications
312-746-9403

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

Dear J :
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: P569204-030320
You have requested the following records: Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Footage from all CTA Cameras at the Grand Red-Line station recorded within the following time-frame: 3:45pm central to 4:30pm central on February 28th, 2020.

To elaborate, I am looking for the "raw" (unaltered and unedited) footage from the aforementioned cameras during this time-frame.

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,

J Ader

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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