Recovered Gun Reports, Chicago, IL

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Chicago Police Department of Chicago, IL.
Tracking # P427980
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From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I am requesting the police reports, incident reports, crime reports, arrest reports, and/or any other material detailing the incidents and/or arrests involving certain gun recovery cases in Chicago.

We have listed below the information we have about each case. Each of these guns was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, and subsequently recovered in Chicago. We are requesting that the Chicago Police Department provide police reports, incident reports, crime reports, arrest reports, and/or any other material detailing the incidents and/or arrests involving each of these firearms.

1) Jimenez Arms, Serial Number 258209

This gun was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, on 6-15-2015 in Case Number 15H42052.

On 11-24-2015, D. Williams of the Chicago Police Department, Phone Number 312-745-5200, indicated that this firearm had been recovered in Chicago and turned over to CPD Detectives Division. Williams provided RD#HY501439 and INV#13574233.

2) Ruger 380(Auto), Serial Number 371230670

This gun was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, on 8-7-2016 in Case Number 16H57027. It was recovered in Chicago on 10-5-2016.

3) Smith & Wesson SD9VE, Serial Number FYD5897.

This gun was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, on 10-22-2016 in Case Number 16H77159 and was subsequently recovered in Chicago.

4) Springfield XD S-9, 9mm, Serial Number S4934194

This gun was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, on 3-24-2017 in Case Number 17H20233 and subsequently recovered in Chicago.

5) Taurus, Serial Number DBW53842

This gun was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, on 9-10-2010 in Case Number 10H70589 and subsequently recovered in Chicago.

6) Hi-Point, Serial Number H37018

This gun was reported stolen in Hammond, Indiana, on 10-19-2013 in Case Number 13H71581 and recovered by Chicago PD on 4-12-2017.

These firearms were identified through documents provided by the Hammond Police Department in response to a public records request. I have attached those documents for your reference.

Please provide records that include at least the serial number, make, and other descriptive information of the firearm recovered; the date, time and location of the offense, and/or recovery; a narrative description of the offense, investigation and/or recovery of the firearm(s); the name, age, occupation, and other identifying and contact information for the victim(s), reporting person(s), and any defendant(s) charged; and the text of any charges filed.

I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization. I am filing this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service, which I use to better track and streamline requests.

As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not requesting it for commercial purposes.

I would prefer it if you emailed me the documents in a .pdf format. You can email them to me by replying to this message. If you have any trouble communicating with me at this email, you can also email me at my work email address: foia@thetrace.org. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me or call me at (919) 522-6354.

If for any reason the documents must be provided via standard mail, please send them to the following address:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
195 Montague Street, 14th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

In the event that there are fees, I would appreciate if you informed me of the total estimated charges before completing my request and sent me an invoice outlining the reasons for those charges.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, please cite the applicable statutory exemption.

Thank you in advance for your help with this request.

Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

From: FOIA

Extension Notice FOIA # P427980
The Chicago Police Department received your Freedom of Information Act Request on September 6, 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;

(X) 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;

(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;

( ) 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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From: FOIA

Good morning,

In your email below, you mention that you have attached documents for our reference; however, there were no attachments. Can you please forward those documents?

Thank you,
FOIA Officer T. Jimenez
CPD FOIA Unit

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From: Brian Freskos

Sorry my mistake! They are now attached.

From: FOIA

Good afternoon Brian Freskos,

Please see the attached response letter and records in regards to your FOIA request, reference number P427980.

Thank you,
CPD FOIA Unit

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From: Brian Freskos

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

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