Evanston PD pedestrian stop data - stop and frisk

Austin Spillar filed this request with the Evanston Police Department of Evanston, IL .
Tracking #

19-1265

Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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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:

The Pedestrian Stop Data sheets for the year 2018. I have attached a picture of one of the sheets from 2016 to help assist in identifying the records I am looking for. I do not want the traffic stop data because that was recently provided to me by IDOT. I just want the pedestrian stop data, whether it is PDF's of each sheet or in some type of spreadsheet with the information about each pedestrian stop.

The information collected for each pedestrian stop is listed below:

Date of Stop (MMIDD/YYYY) Time of Stop (Military Time) Officer Name
Officer Badge # Location of Stop Beat Location of Stop

Gender
1 E Male 2 ~ Female

Race
1 ~ White 2 ~ Black or African American 3 ~ American Indian or Alaska Native 4 ~ Hispanic or Latino
5 ~ Asian 6 ~ Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Reason for Stop (Check all that apply)
1 E Actions indicative of engaging in drug transaction 2 E Fits description from radio broadcast / Call for service
3 ~ Fits description of an offender as described by victim or witness 4 ~ Actions indicative of casing victim or location
5 E Proximity to the reported crime location 6 ~ Gang related enforcement 7 E Suspicious Activity
8 ~ Other (Specify)

Pat Down/Frisk
Pat Down/Frisk Conducted? 1 ~ Yes 2 ~ No Pat Down/Frisk Conducted by 1 D Consent 2 ~ Reasonable Suspicion
Reason for Pat Down/Frisk (Check all that apply)
1 ~ Verbal threats of violence by suspect 2 ~ Knowledge of suspects prior criminal violent behavior/use of force/use of weapon
3 ~ Actions indicative of engaging in violent behavior 4 ~ Violent crime suspected
5 ~ Suspicious bulge/object 6 fl Evasive, false or inconsistent response to officers questions
7 ~ Other reasonable suspicion of weapon (Specify) _________________________________________________________________
If a Pat Down/Frisk was conducted, did it lead to a search beyond the pat down/frisk? 1 ~ Yes 2 ~ No
Beyond
Search Beyond Pat Down/Frisk Conducted? Search Beyond Conducted by
1 ~ Yes 2 ~ No 1 LI Consent 2 LI Probable Cause 3 LI Search Incident to Arrest

Reason for Search Beyond (Check all that apply)
1 ~ Drugs or drug paraphernalia found 2 ~ Hard object felt during pat down 3 ~ Firearm found during pat down
4 ~ Other weapon found during pat down 5 ~ Other probable cause(Specify) __________________________________________
If a Search Beyond a Pat Down/Frisk was conducted, was contraband found? I ~ Yes 2 ~ No
If yes, what was found?
1 ~ Drugs 2 ~ Drug Paraphernalia 3 ~ Alcohol 4 ~ Weapon 5 ~ Stolen Property 6 ~ Other
If the contraband found was drugs, what was the amount?
1 LI <2 grams 2 LI 2-10 grams 3 ~ 11-50 grams 4 LI 51-100 grams 5 LI >100 grams

Warning/Citation Issued 1 LI Yes 2 LI No Arrest? (Person taken into custody) 1 LI Yes 2 LI No

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,

Austin Spillar

From: Evanston Police Department

Evanston

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Hi there

Your first Evanston record request (request number #19-1265) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #19-1265.

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From: Evanston Police Department

Evanston

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Hi there

A message is now available for you to see for records request #19-1265:

Good afternoon,

IDOT has the information on the pedestrian stops.  Is it possible for you to get the information directly from IDOT, like you did the traffic data?  They have the ability to pull the infomation the same way, versus us having to get the sheets to you. 

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From: Austin Spillar

Thank you for getting back to me about this. I emailed IDOT today for the pedestrian stop data. I will go ahead and consider this request closed so that your office can move on to other requests. However, I might send a similar request in the future because the data that IDOT sent me for traffic stops does not include the officer name and badge number. I am hoping that I don't encounter the same problem with the pedestrian stop data from IDOT. To some extent, I feel that the officer name and badge number is relevant to a thorough analysis and in the public's interest to know, which is why I initially requested the sheets.

It is my hope that the Evanston Police Department will add all of the information that is required to be reported to IDOT on the these forms to be included in the data that is provided on the EPD dashboard website. I think doing so will improve transparency and better inform the public.

Thank you again for your response. I consider this request closed.

Best regards,
Austin Spillar

From: Evanston Police Department

Evanston

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Hi there

Record request #19-1265 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

 

Denial of Request

Your Request is hereby Denied in its entirety. The reason(s) for denial are stated below:

Closed at the request of the requester 

 

 

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: Evanston Police Department

Evanston

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Hi there

Record request #19-1265 has been published and is now available for public view.

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