Local protest policies and surveillance - Chicago, IL

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Cook County Sheriff of Cook County, IL.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

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:

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files sent to and from any representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and any representatives, officers, or other officials of this agency from the period

• November 24th, 2015 - November 28th, 2015

and

• December 2nd, 2015 - December 4th, 2015

and

• December 24th, 2015

and

• December 31st, 2015

and

• January 29th, 2016

and

• February 24th, 2016

and

• March 2nd, 2016

and any other such materials related to protests and police activities that occurred on those dates.

→ Any and all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security at any point between January 1, 2010 and the date on which this request is processed.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials entered into between this agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative and system and the placement of individuals and/or groups and organizations during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), associated attachments, exhibits, and related files, as well as all contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the proposed or actual deployment and use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all multimedia--including, but not limited to, video footage, audio files, photographs, etc.--captured or in the possession of this agency from during the aforementioned days, as well as any available indices, logs, or similar records indicating the existence of or consideration of producing such multimedia.

→ Any and all records or communications---including, but not limited to, emails, policies, protocols, memos, operation manuals--regarding the use of social media monitoring during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all contracts (as well as associated exhibits and attachments), memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise) or related materials
regarding the use of social media surveillance software, including but not limited to programs such as Geofeedia, LifeRaft and Media Sonar.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the compilation, correlation, and analysis of information on particular individuals or individuals associated with or present at during the aforementioned days.

→ Any and all files, records, communications (electronic, hard copy, or otherwise), contracts, memorandums of understanding, other memos, directives, policies, protocols, procedures, talking points, training materials, or related materials regarding the deployment and use of aerial surveillance vehicles or drones during the aforementioned days.

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Dear Mr. Lipton,
Thank you for contacting the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (“CCSO”) pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. (2012).

Please be advised that the CCSO is extending its time for response pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3 as documents responsive to your request are still being generated. Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA. The CCSO will issue a response on or before 8/25/16.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Elizabeth Scannell (Sheriff)

Mr. Lipton,
Are you available Monday to discuss your requests so that we may get proper clarification? If so, please provide a good time and number to reach you. Thank you,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
Legal Affairs Division
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.3979

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Elizabeth Scannell (Sheriff)

Dear Mr. Beryl,
I write regarding two (2) FOIA requests you submitted on 8/11/16, attached. The CCSO requires clarification regarding the scope of your request. Please contact me at your earliest convenience and we will process your requests accordingly upon receiving clarification.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.3979
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Dear Ms. Lipton,
This correspondence serves to memorialize our conversation today that you have withdrawn your second FOIA request, reference number 27726-61747696, and the CCSO shall exclusively process the request below. I will be in touch on or before 9/13/16 with an update.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Ms. Lipton,
Please be advised that the CCSO is extending its time for response pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3 as your request is still being investigated. Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA. The CCSO will issue a response on or before 9/20/16.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Ms. Lipton,
Apologies for the delay, however we are still in the process of compiling and reviewing responsive information. If you are agreeable, I would like to offer one additional extension pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3(e)(ii). The CCSO will issue a response on or before 9/23/16. Please let me know if you agree to this extension.

Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Elizabeth Scannell (Sheriff)

Dear Ms. Lipton,
Attached please find records responsive to your request. Please be advised that the CCSO conducted a diligent search based on the information and dates you provided below. However, no additional records were found in response to your request. Please note that the Chicago Police Department has jurisdiction in the incorporated City of Chicago, and therefore CPD may be able to best assist you.

Please contact me should you require additional information.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Scannell,

Thank you so much for your help with this request. I'm wondering whether you can please confirm that there are no associated policies regarding the use of Geofeedia or similar software and equipment.

Hope you're well,
Beryl

From: Elizabeth Scannell (Sheriff)

Hi Ms. Lipton,
Please see attached returned in a diligent search, which concern investigations, evidence collection, and the Conduct Policy for all employees.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

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