FOIA - OEMC - CPD Event Query Reports for #nocopacademy City Hall protest

J Ader filed this request with the Office of Emergency Management and Communications of Chicago, IL .
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F190570-031919

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Completed

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From: J Ader


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All Chicago Police Department Event Query Reports from March 11th, 2019 to March 18th, 2019 regarding any/all events taking place in City Hall (121 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60602).

Here is an example of a Event Query Report produced as a responsive document to a former OEMC FOIA request to serve as an aid in retrieving records for this request: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/07/06/1380_001.pdf

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: F190570-031919
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:All Chicago Police Department Event Query Reports from March 11th, 2019 to March 18th, 2019 regarding any/all events taking place in City Hall (121 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60602).Here is an example of a Event Query Report produced as a responsive document to a former OEMC FOIA request to serve as an aid in retrieving records for this request: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/07/06/1380_001.pdfThe 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 AderUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/office-of-emergency-communications-6313/foia-oemc-cpd-event-query-reports-for-nocopacademy-city-hall-protest-70653/?uuid-login=da0acd14-621d-4640-af4f-ff9de1077fdd&email=%22OEMCFOIA%22+%3COEMCFOIA%40cityofchicago.org%3E#agency-reply
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’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 RE: FOIA Request #F190570-031919 Dear J : 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 March 19, 2019, 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:

All Chicago Police Department Event Query Reports from March 11th, 2019 to March 18th, 2019 regarding any/all events taking place in City Hall (121 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60602).

Here is an example of a Event Query Report produced as a responsive document to a former OEMC FOIA request to serve as an aid in retrieving records for this request: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/07/06/1380_001.pdf

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

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/office-of-emergency-communications-6313/foia-oemc-cpd-event-query-reports-for-nocopacademy-city-hall-protest-70653/?uuid-login=da0acd14-621d-4640-af4f-ff9de1077fdd&email=%22OEMCFOIA%22+%3COEMCFOIA%40cityofchicago.org%3E#agency-reply" At this time, we are seeking an extension of five (5) additional working days for one or more of the following reasons: ( )           The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records; ( )           The requested records require the collection of a substantial number of specified records; ( )           The request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it; (X)           The requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them; (X)           The requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions; ( )           The request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(c), without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body; (X)           There is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of any public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request. Please be aware that the foregoing reason(s) for additional time are found in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(d). Sincerely, A. MARTIN - OEMC FOIA Freedom of Information Officer Office of Emergency Management & Communications 312-746-9403

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

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FFICE OF MERGENCY ANAGEMENT ND OMMUNICATIONS
CITY OF CHICAGO RE: FOIA Request #F190570-031919 Dear J : 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 March 19, 2019, 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:

All Chicago Police Department Event Query Reports from March 11th, 2019 to March 18th, 2019 regarding any/all events taking place in City Hall (121 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60602).

Here is an example of a Event Query Report produced as a responsive document to a former OEMC FOIA request to serve as an aid in retrieving records for this request: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/07/06/1380_001.pdf

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

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/office-of-emergency-communications-6313/foia-oemc-cpd-event-query-reports-for-nocopacademy-city-hall-protest-70653/?uuid-login=da0acd14-621d-4640-af4f-ff9de1077fdd&email=%22OEMCFOIA%22+%3COEMCFOIA%40cityofchicago.org%3E#agency-reply" At this time, we are seeking an extension of five (5) additional working days for one or more of the following reasons: ( )           The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records; ( )           The requested records require the collection of a substantial number of specified records; ( )           The request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it; (X)           The requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them; (X)           The requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions; ( )           The request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(c), without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body; (X)           There is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of any public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request. Please be aware that the foregoing reason(s) for additional time are found in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(d). Sincerely, A. MARTIN - OEMC FOIA Freedom of Information Officer Office of Emergency Management & Communications 312-746-9403

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

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FFICE OF MERGENCY ANAGEMENT ND OMMUNICATIONS
CITY OF CHICAGO RE: FOIA Request #F190570-031919 Dear J ADER : 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 March 19, 2019, 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:

All Chicago Police Department Event Query Reports from March 11th, 2019 to March 18th, 2019 regarding any/all events taking place in City Hall (121 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60602).

Here is an example of a Event Query Report produced as a responsive document to a former OEMC FOIA request to serve as an aid in retrieving records for this request: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/07/06/1380_001.pdf

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes."

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"
s of today's date, the OEMC has sought several extensions; however, a t this time, the search, retrieval and review phase for this request has not been concluded. Therefore, we are seeking an additional extension of five (5) working days for one or more of the following reasons: ( )           The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records; ( )           The requested records require the collection of a substantial number of specified records; ( )           The request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it; ( )           The requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them; (x)           The requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions; ( )           The request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(c), without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body; (x)           There is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of any public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.\ Please be aware that the foregoing reason(s) for additional time are found in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/3(d). Sincerely, A. Martin - OEMC FOIA Freedom of Information Officer Office of Emergency Management & Communications 312-746-9403

From: Office of Emergency Management and Communications

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FFICE OF MERGENCY ANAGEMENT ND OMMUNICATIONS
CITY OF CHICAGO
RE: FOIA Request #F190570-031919 J Ader
requests@muckrock.com
Dear J Ader:
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 March 19, 2019, 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:

All Chicago Police Department Event Query Reports from March 11th, 2019 to March 18th, 2019 regarding any/all events taking place in City Hall (121 N Lasalle St, Chicago, IL 60602).

Here is an example of a Event Query Report produced as a responsive document to a former OEMC FOIA request to serve as an aid in retrieving records for this request: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/07/06/1380_001.pdf

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."
In response to your request, the OEMC is providing you with the Standard Location Call Report as well as  redacted 9-1-1 event queries. Please be advised that Employee Identification numbers, phone numbers and license plate numbers have been redacted  pursuant to 7 (1)(b) of FOIA, which provides that public bodies may redact information that is considered private.  5ILCS 2(c-5) of FOIA defines private information as follows:
"Private information" means unique identifiers, including a person's social security number, driver's license number, employee identification number, biometric identifiers, personal financial information, passwords or other access codes, medical records, home or personal telephone numbers and email addresses.  Private information also includes home address and personal license plates, except as otherwise provided by law or when compiled without possibility of attribution to any person.
Patient information and/or condition  has been redacted pursuant to section 7(1)(a) of FOIA.
Section 7(1)(a) exempts from inspection and copying information specifically prohibited from disclosure by federal or State law or rules and regulations implementing federal or State law." 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(a).  Some of the material you seek contains medical information, which is exempt from disclosure.  Specifically, the medical condition has been redacted from the requested records.  Release of this information is governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164, et seq., which is a federal law or rule prohibiting disclosure of the information redacted from the requested report.
Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, covered entities are prohibited from using or disclosing "protected health information" ("PHI"), except as permitted or required under the Rule. 45 C.F.R. § 164.502. PHI "means individually identifiable health information [except for such information in certain education records and employment records] that is: (i) Transmitted by electronic media; (ii) Maintained in electronic media; or (iii) Transmitted or maintained in any other form or medium." 45 C.F.R. § 160.103.  First, the information contained within the 911 calls is protected "health information."Second, because there "is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual," and because that information is maintained in some form or media, the health information is "individually identifiable." See 45 C.F.R.160.103.
Lastly, patient information/condition, phone numbers and license plate numbers have been redacted pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1) (c) which authorizes a public body to redact:
Personal information contained within public records, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, unless the disclosure is consented to in writing by the individual subjects of the information.
"Unwarranted invasion of personal privacy" means the disclosure of information that is highly personal or objectionable to a reasonable person and in which the subject's right to privacy outweighs any legitimate public interest in obtaining the information.
To the extent a portion of 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 (877)-299-FOIA. You may also seek judicial review of a denial under 5 ILCS 140/11 of FOIA.
Sincerely, A. Martin - OEMC FOIA
Freedom of Information Officer
Office of Emergency Management & Communications
312-746-9403

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