Marijuana Arrests

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
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From: Freddy Martinez

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 sufficient to show the number of arrests for marijuana by race.
Documents sufficient to show the number of citations for marijuana by race.
Documents sufficient to show the approximate weight of marijuana that an individual was cited for, by race.
Documents sufficient to show the approximate weight of marijuana that an individual was arrested for, by race.
Documents sufficient to show the location of marijuana arrests.
Documents sufficient to show the location of marijuana citations.

You should conduct your search at least in CLEAR, but documents may be available elsewhere.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Please be aware that this request is being made by the Lucy Parsons Labs, a non-profit in Illinois.

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 documents be returned to us in a machine readable format (Excel or CSV would be fine) as I believe these documents are already stored electronically in CLEAR.

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.


Freddy Martinez
Director, Lucy Parsons Labs

From: Freddy Martinez

FOIA Officers,

Also please limit your search for the last four years end on the calendar year of 2017 so 2013 - 2017.

Freddy Martinez

From: Chicago Police Department

Extension Notice FOIA # P438761
The Chicago Police Department received your Freedom of Information Act Request on January 17, 2017. Under the Freedom of Information Act, a public body may extend the time to respond to a FOIA request by up to 5 business days for a limited number of reasons. Pursuant to Section 5 ILCS 140/3(e) of the Act, the CPD is extending the time to respond to your request by 5 business days from the original due date for the following reason(s):

( ) The requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations other than the office having charge of the requested records;

( ) The requested records require the collection of a substantial number of specified records;

(X ) 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;

( ) 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;

(X ) The request for records cannot be complied 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.

Chicago Police Department
FOIA Section

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