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From: OfficeoftheSuperintendent
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 3:06 PM
To: everyone
Subject: FOIA Release Notification

Dear Department Member:

Recently, Department members were notified that the City of Chicago would release complaint history information from January 1, 1967 to October 17, 2014. This was due to all appellate avenues being exhausted in the matter of Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7, et al. v. City of Chicago, et al., 2014 CH 17454. The information was provided initially to the FOIA requesters from the Tribune and Sun Times who made the initial requests in 2014.

Since that release, a number of outlets have made requests for the same information. A number of outlets have also requested that the information be updated to include data from 2014 to present. This notice is to inform Department members that the updated information, through October 2016, will be provided in response to multiple FOIA requests.

It should be noted that since this information has been deemed public and subject to FOIA, members should anticipate that this information will continue to be requested. The Department will continue to comply with the FOIA statute.

As a reminder, the information to be furnished includes the names of current and former sworn Department members with complaint histories maintained by the Department. The lists also include unit, date of appointment, initial and final complaint category, complaint number, incident date, complaint date, closed date, final finding of the investigation, and any action taken.

This notice is being sent in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and the Illinois Personnel Record Review Act, 820 ILCS 40/7(2). The Department has provided copies of the lists to the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7; the Policeman’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Unit 156 – Sergeants; the Policeman’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Unit 156 – Lieutenants; and the Policeman’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Unit 156 – Captains.



Sincerely,


Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent

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From: OfficeoftheSuperintendent
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 3:06 PM
To: everyone
Subject: FOIA Release Notification

Dear Department Member:

Recently, Department members were notified that the City of Chicago would release complaint history information from January 1, 1967 to October 17, 2014. This was due to all appellate avenues being exhausted in the matter of Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7, et al. v. City of Chicago, et al., 2014 CH 17454. The information was provided initially to the FOIA requesters from the Tribune and Sun Times who made the initial requests in 2014.

Since that release, a number of outlets have made requests for the same information. A number of outlets have also requested that the information be updated to include data from 2014 to present. This notice is to inform Department members that the updated information, through October 2016, will be provided in response to multiple FOIA requests.

It should be noted that since this information has been deemed public and subject to FOIA, members should anticipate that this information will continue to be requested. The Department will continue to comply with the FOIA statute.

As a reminder, the information to be furnished includes the names of current and former sworn Department members with complaint histories maintained by the Department. The lists also include unit, date of appointment, initial and final complaint category, complaint number, incident date, complaint date, closed date, final finding of the investigation, and any action taken.

This notice is being sent in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and the Illinois Personnel Record Review Act, 820 ILCS 40/7(2). The Department has provided copies of the lists to the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7; the Policeman’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Unit 156 – Sergeants; the Policeman’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Unit 156 – Lieutenants; and the Policeman’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Unit 156 – Captains.



Sincerely,


Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent

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FYI

From: Clint
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:47 AM
Subject: Retiree update-December 5 hearing before Judge Cohen
We went before Judge Cohen, asking him to enforce his own order that the pension funds provide and subsidize a plan, and to find them in contempt of his order,
and enjoin them all and the city from stopping the current coverage until they either comply, or the case is over.
After lengthy argument, he rejected the City and Funds’ assertions that he did not have jurisdiction (because many of the same issues are before the appellate court)
and expressed concern about the retirees’ situation, but then, as he often does, reversed course, said we were effectively seeking the same thing that is before the appellate court,
and denied our motion.
We are calling the appellate court at least once or twice a day, and expect they will do something this week, and I understand your fears and frustrations, which I share.
Clint Krislov
Krislov & Associates, Ltd.
Civic Opera Building, Suite 1300-Note new suite number!
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
T.312-606-0500
Facsimile: 312-739-1098
Email: clint@krislovlaw.com
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