Evanston PD and predictive policing software

Austin Spillar filed this request with the Evanston Police Department of Evanston, IL .
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From: Austin Spillar

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• Number, if any, of Predictive Algorithmic software packages or service agreements designed to anticipate criminal activities in place with the Evanston Police Department. Please specify if software has been purchased or if services are performed by outside contractors for the department or agency.

• Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Predictive Algorithmic software packages or service agreements. This includes, but is not limited to, protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

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.


Austin Spillar

From: Evanston Police Department



Hi there

Record request #19-955 has been closed and published. The closure reason supplied was:

No Responsive Documents

The public records requested do not exist. 

You have a right to appeal this decision within 60 days to Sarah Pratt, Acting Public Access Counselor, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706, (phone number 1-877-299-FOIA) or to seek judicial review under Section 11 of FOIA, 5 ILCS 140/11.

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From: Austin Spillar


I am following up on this recent request. Please let me know that it has been received and provide an estimated date that it will be reviewed and completed.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this request.

Best regards,
Austin Spillar


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