Records Regarding 3-28-2021 Drive-Thru Incident

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

21-216

Status
Completed

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From: Northwestside Coalition


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All radio broadcasts, MDT messages, dash camera video, body-worn camera video, FI cards, reports, emails, and documents concerning the incident reported by Journal & Topics Media Group in the early morning of Sunday, Feb. 28 at the McDonald’s drive-thru, 8460 W. Dempster St.

"Police body-camera footage obtained by the Journal & Topics appears to show an individual slumped over in the driver’s seat of an SUV at the speaker of the McDonald’s drive-thru, 8460 W. Dempster St., at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. When police officers stand in front of his window at the drive-thru, the individual seems to wake up, appearing slightly disoriented, the footage shows."

Mayor Calls On State’s Attorney To Investigate Niles Police
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/mayor-calls-on-states-attorney-to-investigate-niles-police/

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: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Your first Village of Niles record request (request number #21-216) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Thank you for filing a Freedom of Information Act Request with Village of Niles. This request will be processed accordingly. 

Village of Niles FOIA Officer 

 

Request #21-216.

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Documents have been released to you for record request #21-216:

* RD2021-07342 CAD.pdf

* RD2021-07342 call for service.pdf

Document links are valid for one month.
After May 30, you will need to sign in to view the document(s).

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-216:

Dear Northwestside Coalition: 

Thank you for writing to Village of Niles with your request for information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.

 

On 4/21/21, you requested the following records: All radio broadcasts, MDT messages, dash camera video, body-worn camera video, FI cards, reports, emails, and documents concerning the incident reported by Journal &amp; Topics Media Group in the early morning of Sunday, Feb. 28 at the McDonald’s drive-thru, 8460 W. Dempster St. "Police body-camera footage obtained by the Journal &amp; Topics appears to show an individual slumped over in the driver’s seat of an SUV at the speaker of the McDonald’s drive-thru, 8460 W. Dempster St., at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. When police officers stand in front of his window at the drive-thru, the individual seems to wake up, appearing slightly disoriented, the footage shows." Mayor Calls On State’s Attorney To Investigate Niles Police https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/mayor-calls-on-states-attorney-to-investigate-niles-police/ The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

At this time, all that can be release are the call for service and CAD notes from the call, which are attached.

Your request is denied in part for the following reasons: This is an active, internal investigation which applies under section 7(1)(d)(ii) of FOIA. We have been counseled by our Village Attorney Danielle Grcic and releasing any additional information at this time could jeopardize the investigation.

You have a right to have the denial of your request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.  5 ILCS 140/9.5(a).  You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by writing to:

 

Public Access Counselor Office of the Attorney General 500 South 2nd Street Springfield, Illinois 62706 Fax: 217-782-1396 E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us

 

You also have the right to seek judicial review of your denial by filing a lawsuit in the State circuit court.  5 ILCS 140/11.

 

If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial.  5 ILCS 140/9.5(a).  Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a Request for Review with the PAC.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris Kobeski

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From: Niles Police Department Illinois

Village of Niles

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Hi there

Record request #21-216 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Call for service and CAD notes are all that can be released at this time due to pending internal investigation.

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