Death Investigation of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS

Stephen Donaldi filed this request with the Mayor's office of Rosemont, IL .
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From: Stephen Donaldi

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the { Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS}, I am requesting the following records:

- Any/all available audio/video surveillance camera files, recorded/captured by a surveillance camera system and stored by Crowne Plaza Hotel O'hare on their premises located at (5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) obtained in the course of the Rosemont Public Safety Police Department's investigation into the death of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS] ,
specifically, as it pertains to the following dates:

* Sept 7, 2017 through Sept 10, 2017 inclusive, and consisting of all documented surveillance camera video files totaling up to twenty-four real time hours for each date.
(Said footage is known to currently be in the care, control, and/or possession of Rosemont Public Safety Police Department.

-Any/all audio/video surveillance video files otherwise obtained by Rosemont Public Safety Police Department in the course of their investigation in the death of Kenneka Jenkins, not stored directly by Crown Plaza Hotel O'Hare on their premises.

-Any and all "FARO" brand software, or other branded 3D laser scanning device's original source scanned raw files (.fls), project point cloud data, or compiled scene project report data, produced by and/or resulting from the usage of 3D laser scanning technology used (or employed) by the Rosemont Public Safety Police Department, or agent thereof, in the course of their investigation into the death of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS].
The audio/video files being requested are known to be in the care, control, custody, and/or possession of The Village of Rosemont Public Safety Police Department at the time of this submission. As such, my request should not place any undue burden on the State to locate, compile, and present the information/files being requested

Additionally, due to the the total number of files, as well as large file sizes, which make accessing via web browser a time consuming, cost-prohibitive and impractical solution for this request. Due to storage requirements, and because each file must first be downloaded locally in order to view, it then becomes especially difficult for those with special needs who may require accommodations.
Because the statute allows for such a request and for these reasons, I am further requesting that the requested information/files be copied onto a hard disk drive (external or other Windows compatible storage drive). The information being requested by this FOIA is being requested for the eventual purpose of dissemination through broader alternative mediums and outlets, in the name of public interest.

FEES:
I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total cost of fees associated with, and in advance of fulfilling my request. I am further requesting that the information and/or files specifically sought by this request, be supplied on an external hard disk drive (or similar storage device), sent via U.S. Postal Service Registered Mail including an electronically delivered return receipt to be addressed to an email address I shall provide, and to accompany my payment of the costs associated with the fulfillment of this request. I further understand it will be my responsibility to satisfy IN FULL all reasonable costs associated with this request prior to its fullfillment and/or mailing.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 days

Sincerely,

Stephen Donaldi

From:

Dear Stephen Donaldi:

This firm serves as the attorneys for the Village of Rosemont (the "Village"). This email is being written on behalf of the Village in response to your request under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") that was received by the Village on June 29, 2020. You requested the following:

"Any/all available audio/video surveillance camera files, recorded/captured by a surveillance camera system and stored by Crowne Plaza Hotel O'hare on their premises located at (5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) obtained in the course of the Rosemont Public Safety Police Department's investigation into the death of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS] ,
specifically, as it pertains to the following dates:

* Sept 7, 2017 through Sept 10, 2017 inclusive, and consisting of all documented surveillance camera video files totaling up to twenty-four real time hours for each date.
(Said footage is known to currently be in the care, control, and/or possession of Rosemont Public Safety Police Department.

-Any/all audio/video surveillance video files otherwise obtained by Rosemont Public Safety Police Department in the course of their investigation in the death of Kenneka Jenkins, not stored directly by Crown Plaza Hotel O'Hare on their premises .

-Any and all "FARO" brand software, or other branded 3D laser scanning device's original source scanned raw files (.fls), project point cloud data, or compiled scene project report data, produced by and/or resulting from the usage of 3D laser scanning technology used (or employed) by the Rosemont Public Safety Police Department, or agent thereof, in the course of their investigation into the death of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS].
The audio/video files being requested are known to be in the care, control, custody, and/or possession of The Village of Rosemont Public Safety Police Department at the time of this submission. As such, my request should not place any undue burden on the State to locate, compile, and present the information/files being requested.

Additionally, due to the the total number of files, as well as large file sizes, which make accessing via web browser a time consuming, cost-prohibitive and impractical solution for this request. Due to storage requirements, and because each file must first be downloaded locally in order to view, it then becomes especially difficult for those with special needs who may require accommodations.
Because the statute allows for such a request and for these reasons, I am further requesting that the requested information/files be copied onto a hard disk drive (external or other Windows compatible storage drive."

Pursuant to Section 8.5 of the FOIA, please be advised that the requested records have been published online at https://villageofrosemont.app.box.com/s/zzokoiwo458b1eanwci0khwge6of6fcn. If any of your requested records do not appear to have been published online, then the Village does not possess said records.

Furthermore, please be advised that your request for the records to be copied onto an external hard drive does not satisfy the requirements of Section 8.5(b) of the FOIA because you have not stated your inability to reasonably access the requested footage online. Nevertheless, if you would like to obtain a "hard drive" of the requested records, then you must pay the costs of said copying and the delivery of the hard drive to your requested address. The cost of the hard drive is approximately $50.00, and the costs of delivery depend on the address that you provide. The Village will not provide you with the hard drive until it receives your payment of these costs. Should you still wish to obtain a copy of the hard drive of the request, please provide me with your requested address for the delivery so that I can inform you of the costs.

Finally, please be advised that this request is virtually identical to your prior request dated January 6, 2020, which the Village responded to on January 9, 2020.

To the extent that your FOIA request is being denied, the person responsible for the denial is Matthew Rose, who is one of the Village's attorneys.

To the extent that your FOIA request is being denied, you have the right to have the denial reviewed by the Public Access Counselor at the office of the Illinois Attorney General. The Public Access Counselor's address and telephone number are as follows:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
500 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone: 312.814.5526
Fax: 217.782.1396
E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us%3cmailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>>

Any request for review by the Public Access Counselor must be filed no later than sixty (60) days after the date of the denial of your FOIA request. You also have the right to seek judicial review of the denial of your FOIA request pursuant to Section 11 of the Freedom of Information Act.
Sincerely,

Matthew D. Rose
Donahue & Rose, PC
9501 W. Devon Ave., Ste. 702
Rosemont, IL 60018
312.541.1078 (Phone)

From:

Dear Stephen Donaldi:

This firm serves as the attorneys for the Village of Rosemont (the "Village"). This email is being written on behalf of the Village in response to your request under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") that was received by the Village on June 29, 2020. You requested the following:

"Any/all available audio/video surveillance camera files, recorded/captured by a surveillance camera system and stored by Crowne Plaza Hotel O'hare on their premises located at (5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) obtained in the course of the Rosemont Public Safety Police Department's investigation into the death of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS] ,
specifically, as it pertains to the following dates:

* Sept 7, 2017 through Sept 10, 2017 inclusive, and consisting of all documented surveillance camera video files totaling up to twenty-four real time hours for each date.
(Said footage is known to currently be in the care, control, and/or possession of Rosemont Public Safety Police Department.

-Any/all audio/video surveillance video files otherwise obtained by Rosemont Public Safety Police Department in the course of their investigation in the death of Kenneka Jenkins, not stored directly by Crown Plaza Hotel O'Hare on their premises .

-Any and all "FARO" brand software, or other branded 3D laser scanning device's original source scanned raw files (.fls), project point cloud data, or compiled scene project report data, produced by and/or resulting from the usage of 3D laser scanning technology used (or employed) by the Rosemont Public Safety Police Department, or agent thereof, in the course of their investigation into the death of [ME2017-04241 KEN'NEKA L. JENKINS/KENNEKA JENKINS].
The audio/video files being requested are known to be in the care, control, custody, and/or possession of The Village of Rosemont Public Safety Police Department at the time of this submission. As such, my request should not place any undue burden on the State to locate, compile, and present the information/files being requested.

Additionally, due to the the total number of files, as well as large file sizes, which make accessing via web browser a time consuming, cost-prohibitive and impractical solution for this request. Due to storage requirements, and because each file must first be downloaded locally in order to view, it then becomes especially difficult for those with special needs who may require accommodations.
Because the statute allows for such a request and for these reasons, I am further requesting that the requested information/files be copied onto a hard disk drive (external or other Windows compatible storage drive."

Pursuant to Section 8.5 of the FOIA, please be advised that the requested records have been published online at https://villageofrosemont.app.box.com/s/zzokoiwo458b1eanwci0khwge6of6fcn. If any of your requested records do not appear to have been published online, then the Village does not possess said records.

Furthermore, please be advised that your request for the records to be copied onto an external hard drive does not satisfy the requirements of Section 8.5(b) of the FOIA because you have not stated your inability to reasonably access the requested footage online. Nevertheless, if you would like to obtain a "hard drive" of the requested records, then you must pay the costs of said copying and the delivery of the hard drive to your requested address. The cost of the hard drive is approximately $50.00, and the costs of delivery depend on the address that you provide. The Village will not provide you with the hard drive until it receives your payment of these costs. Should you still wish to obtain a copy of the hard drive of the request, please provide me with your requested address for the delivery so that I can inform you of the costs.

Finally, please be advised that this request is virtually identical to your prior request dated January 6, 2020, which the Village responded to on January 9, 2020.

To the extent that your FOIA request is being denied, the person responsible for the denial is Matthew Rose, who is one of the Village's attorneys.

To the extent that your FOIA request is being denied, you have the right to have the denial reviewed by the Public Access Counselor at the office of the Illinois Attorney General. The Public Access Counselor's address and telephone number are as follows:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
500 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone: 312.814.5526
Fax: 217.782.1396
E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us%3cmailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>>

Any request for review by the Public Access Counselor must be filed no later than sixty (60) days after the date of the denial of your FOIA request. You also have the right to seek judicial review of the denial of your FOIA request pursuant to Section 11 of the Freedom of Information Act.
Sincerely,

Matthew D. Rose
Donahue & Rose, PC
9501 W. Devon Ave., Ste. 702
Rosemont, IL 60018
312.541.1078 (Phone)

From: Mayor's office

To Whom It May Concern:

The response to your FOIA request dated June 28, 2020 is reproduced in your below email. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Matthew D. Rose
Donahue & Rose, PC
9501 W. Devon Ave., Ste. 702
Rosemont, IL 60018

From: Stephen Donaldi

Mr. Matthew D. Rose,

I am respectfully requesting an estimate of the total cost, including shipping via registered United States Postal Service mail to the following address, of the external hard drive containing the records previously requested in a communication to your office dated 6-29-2020.

Mr. Justin Rosander
c/o JSM Studios LLC
2491 Alluvial Avenue Ste#88
Clovis, CA 93611

Additionally, I am requesting that the registered mail return receipt be electronically forwarded to the following email:

sdonaldi213@protonmail.com.

Once the total cost to fulfill this request is provided, payment will be made immediately. Please include the payment methods acceptable to your office, or the appropriate furnishing agency.

Thank you,
Sdonaldi

From: Mayor's office

Dear Stephen Donaldi:

The total cost to copy and deliver the hard drive to your requested address is $57.05 (Fifty Seven Dollars and Five Cents).

Please send a certified check or money order made out to "Village of Rosemont" in the amount of $57.05 to the following address:

ATTN: Village Clerk - FOIA
Village of Rosemont
9501 W. Devon Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Upon receipt of said payment, the Village will send you a copy of the hard drive at your requested address. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Matthew D. Rose
Donahue & Rose, PC
9501 W. Devon Ave., Ste. 702
Rosemont, IL 60018

From: Stephen Donaldi

Mr. Rose,
The payment in the amount of $57.05 (MO# 19127013293) was mailed to the address you referenced on Monday, July 27th. Please confirm upon your receipt. Thank you.

From:

The Village of Rosemont received your check for $57.05.

Debbie Drehobl
Village Clerk
Village of Rosemont
9501 W. Devon Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-825-4404
mayorsoffice@villageofrosemont.org<mailto:mayorsoffice@villageofrosemont.org>

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From: Mayor's office

We received the check today and will ship the hard drive tomorrow. I will email you the tracking information.

Sincerely,

Matthew D. Rose

From: Mayor's office

Stephen, the expected time of the delivery is this Monday. The FedEx tracking number is 395508971700. Please contact me with any questions.
Sincerely,

Matthew D. Rose
Donahue & Rose, PC
9501 W. Devon Ave., Ste. 702
Rosemont, IL 60018

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