Thin Blue Line Blue Lives Matter (Evanston Police Department)

Northwestside Coalition filed this request with the Evanston Police Department of Evanston, IL .
Tracking #

20-1048

Multi Request Thin Blue Line Blue Lives Matter
Due Nov. 5, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Northwestside Coalition


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all written records (including but not limited to hard-copy documents, memos, emails, word processor documents, PDF documents, PowerPoint files, etc.) created or written by members of the police department between January 1, 2020 and the date this request is processed (inclusive of those dates) which contain one or more of the following words, terms, or phrases (case-insensitive):

-"blue lives matter"

-"blue lives"

-"thin blue line"

-"police lives matter"

-"all lives matter"

-"black lives matter"

-"BLM"

-"TBL"

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,

Northwestside Coalition

From: Evanston Police Department

Evanston

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Hi there

Your first Evanston record request (request number #20-1048) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #20-1048.

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From: Evanston Police Department

Evanston

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #20-1048:

You are hereby notified that your Request for public records has been determined to be unduly burdensome pursuant to Section 3(g) of FOIA. The extraordinary volume of documents (estimated to be over 45000 emails) and numerous staff hours and multiple staff members to fill the request is too burdensome on City resources to produce the request as drafted. Please consider narrowing your request. 

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From: Northwestside Coalition

Hello,

Morton Grove's Police Department has run into a similar problem regarding a voluminous result of documents found within their own organization regarding this issue. Please find the amended request below. We hope that it suffices.

The following request has been amended to be less voluminous:

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

Any and all written records (including but not limited to hard-copy documents, memos, emails, word processor documents, PDF documents, PowerPoint files, etc.) created or written by members of the police department between *JUNE 1, 2020* and the date this request is processed (inclusive of those dates) which contain one or more of the following words, terms, or phrases (case-insensitive):

-"blue lives matter"

-"blue lives"

-"thin blue line"

-"police lives matter"

-"all lives matter"

-"black lives matter"

-"BLM"

-"TBL"

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,
Northwestside Coalition

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