Jon Burge

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1234567-000

1417710-000

Due Nov. 16, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning Jon Graham Burge (December 20, 1947 – September 19, 2018), a former Chicago Police Department detective and commander who was accused of torturing more than 200 criminal suspects between 1972 and 1991. In 2008, Patrick Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for Northern Illinois, charged Burge with obstruction of justice and perjury in relation to testimony in a 1989 civil suit against him for damages for alleged torture. Burge was convicted on all counts on June 28, 2010, and sentenced to four-and-one-half years in federal prison on January 21, 2011. He was released in October 2014.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

From: Emma Best

I will happily limit my request to the first releasable 4,995 pages of documents.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
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Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

From: Emma Best

Please confirm receipt of the 30 October 2018 fax stating "I will happily limit my request to the first releasable 4,995 pages of documents."

A record of the communication can be found at https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/jon-burge-61357/#comm-624709

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Ms. Best,

Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov. Our reviews are completed based on reviewed pages, not releasable pages. Additionally, please provide the FOIPA Number associated with this inquiry.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

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From: Emma Best

1. It's Mx., not Ms.

2a. That's fine – you can review all the pages. You don't get to charge me for the review anyway, only the duplication. I want the first releasable 4,995 pages of documents.

2b. Wanna be assholes about it? Fine. Process the whole thing. We both know you'll release less than 5k pages anyway. Hell, you'll probably make me wait three years, have me pay for the file, then send me two dozen pages and close the request – it's what your office does, after all, including on several recent requests.

3. FOIPA Request No.: 1417710-000

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good afternoon,

Thank you for contacting foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>. Correspondence is forthcoming pertaining to this request.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.

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