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City Chicago
Rahm Emanuel,
Mayor
Department Law
Stephen Patton
Co[lloration Counsel
121 North LaSalle
Street
Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 606022580
(312) 744-6900
(312) 742-0277 (FAX)
(312) 744-2693 (TTY)
www.cityofchicago.Qrg
January 2016
William Marshall
Senior Investigator
Judicial Watch, Inc.
425 Third St., SW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024
RE: Your FOIA request
Dear Mr. Marshall: responding your recent Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA) request the Chicago Police Department for emails related the fatal shooting
Laquan McDonald.
The City Chicago and its various departments have received large
number similar FOIA requests for emails pertaining Mr. McDonald.
order release much relevant information possible, your search was
broadened include all emails and from Mayors Office, Law
Department and Police Department staff whose emails have been repeatedly
sought the FOIA requests have received this subject. Additionally,
the City has opted waive its right withhold attorney-client privileged
discussions many the subject matters which the privilege would
otherwise apply. result the foregoing, hundreds emails which
would have otherwise not been produced have been included this
production. your request, you sought:
Any and all records communications sent from officials the CPD,
including but not limited Superintendent Garry McCarthy, regarding,
concerning relating police dash camera recordings the October 20,
2014 shooting Laquan McDonald, including but not limited the release any such video recordings the public. The time frame for the requested
records October 20, 2014 the present.
This letter and the accompanying records serve the response your
request.
Due the large number ofFOIA requests received several City
departments for emails concerning the Laquan McDonald matter, the City
making available all FOIA requesters all emails from individuals
the Mayors Office and Law Department whose emails have been repeatedly
sought FOIA requests, well former Police Department
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Shableski, Ronan 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:58
Rivera,
Arnaldo;arthur.blakely@chicagopolice.org;candice.burns@chicagopolice.org;GSST@chi
cagopolice.org;john.bertetto@chicagopolice.org;joseph.martis@chicagopolice.org;jose
ph.verble@chicagopolice.org;lester.scott@chicagopolice.org;lisa.russell@chicagopolice.
org;melanie.malczewski@chicagopolice.org;Raymond.WilkeIii@chicagopolice.org;terry
almanza;william.d.murphy@chicagopolice.org;william.hardy@chicagopolice.org;Antoni Ruiz;Barbara Byrd Bennett;Brandon Easley;Brian Bond;cpic@chicagopolice.org;David
Vitale;david.flores2@cookcountyil.gov;Erendira Rosillo;Gabriela Lagos;Gregory
Sain;hector.morales@chicagopolice.org;Hudson, Julia M.;Jadine Chou;James
Carter;kenneth.boudreau@chicagopolice.org;Powell, Lewis;Michael
Turner;michael.keane@cookcountyil.gov;patricia.oconnor@chicagopolice.org;Phillip
Hampton;reshableski@cps.edu;Richard Herrera;Robert Thomas;Rountree, Janey;Shawn
McGavock;Student Safety;susan.schmit@chicagopolice.org;Timothy Cawley;Wendell
Cooper;Willie Johnson
egiles@yccs.org;gersom@yccs.org;larryvaughnyccs@aol.com;Renaldo Kyles;sibvet1 CPS Student Shot and Killed October 20, 2014
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MCDONALD, Laquan M/17yrs old (SI#42873861) actibe 10th grade student YCCS-Sullivan House
Alternative HS, located 8164 South Chicago Ave, was shot and killed October 20, 2014.
-Ronan Shableski
Team Lead
Student Safety Center
125 Clark
773-553-3002
773-553-3025 (Fax)
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Chou, Jadine 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:47
Rountree, Janey;Rivera, Arnaldo;Bennett, Kenneth
Fwd: CONFIDENTIAL: Teen with knife killed police, two others wounded shootings
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The information below confidential and not released pending CPD release (due the sensitivity the
incident). Our team will assess how best reach out YCCS after discussing with CPD this morning.
The victim listed below was shot and killed police during incident that happened last evening.
Laquan McDonald 17yrs old active 10th grade student YCCS-Sullivan House Alternative HS.
Tribune article below.
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Teen with knife killed police, two others wounded shootings
Police fatally shot 17-year-old boy the Southwest Side Monday night after the teen
refused put down knife, authorities said.
About 9:45 p.m., police received call someone trying break into cars near West 40th
Street and South Karlov Avenue Archer Heights, said Pat Camden, spokesman for the
Fraternal Order Police. squad car arrived the scene, and officers spotted the teen standing next car with
knife his hand. Camden said the teen began walking towards Pulaski Road and ignored
the officers requests drop the knife.
Hes got 100-yard stare. Hes staring blankly, Camden said the teen. [He] walked car and stabbed the tire the car and kept walking.
Officers remained their car and followed the boy turned south Pulaski Road.
More officers arrived, and police tried box the teen with two squad cars. The 17-year1
old stabbed one the squad cars front passenger-side tire and damaged the front
windshield, police and Camden said.
Officers got out their car and began approaching the boy, again telling him drop the
knife, Camden said. The boy then allegedly lunged police, causing one the officers
open fire.
The 17-year-old boy was shot his chest and was taken Mount Sinai Hospital where
was pronounced dead. Camden said knife was recovered from the scene. a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiners Office had been notified the death.
Chicago police confirmed the shooting, and said officers were injured, according
police department statement.
Camden said none the officers who responded had Taser use the teen and were
trying detain the teen long enough for one arrive. said officers were forced
defend themselves.
When police tell you drop weapon, all you have drop it, Camden said Youll taken into custody, but guarantee you wont get shot. with all Chicago police-involved shootings, the Independent Police Review Authority
investigating. other shootings, least three people were injured since Monday afternoon, police said.
About 4:10 a.m., 25-year-old man walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital with
gunshot wound his leg, police said.
The man told police was shot the 0-100 block East Cermak Road. drove
himself Northwestern Memorial Hospital where was treated for wound, police said.
About 7:25 p.m., 20-year-old man was shot the 6700 block South Hermitage
Avenue West Englewood.
The man was outside when heard gunfire, ran and then felt pain, said Police News
Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The man was taken St. Bernard Hospital where was
listed good condition, Sweeney said.
Hours earlier, 20-year-old man was shot his leg Old Town, police said.
The man was shot his foot about p.m. the 1600 block North Vine Street, police
said. was taken Northwestern Memorial Hospital where was listed good
condition. Police did not immediately provide details surrounding the shooting.
-Jadine Chou
Chief Safety and Security Officer
Chicago Public Schools
phone: 773-553-3030 fax: 773-553-3050 email: jpchou@cps.edu
Please note new email address jpchou@cps.edu
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Kaup
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:41
Clark; Susan E.; Curry; Cynthia; Klichowski; Gregory G.; Klimas; Robert J.; Melean;
Frederick R.; Neill; Donald J.; Pakula; Richard E.; Rivera; Juan J.; Roussell; James M.;
Sobo; Robert; Welch Iii; Eddie L.; Wysinger; Alfonza
Gulliford; Wayne M.; Johnson; Eddie T.; Naughton; David R.; Donnell; James
P.O. Relieved police powers
Log# 1070726
Van DYKE, Jason
Patrolman
008th District
DOA Jun 2001 summary: The above officer was relieved his police powers the direction Superintendent Garry McCarthy
pending the conclusion the investigation under LOG# 1070726. The officer appeared BIA offices and was relieved his police powers 2200hrs Oct 2014. surrendered his star, hat shield, and Department ID. was
ordered return BIA 1000hrs October for his temporary and re-assignment.
Lieutenant Edwin Kaup
Commanding Officer -General Investigations Bureau Internal Affairs
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Sanders
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:14
Wysinger; Alfonza; Roussell; James M.; Williams; Eugene E.; Gulliford; Wayne M.;
Johnson; Eddie T.; Naughton; David R.; Donnell; James C.; Dowd; Donna
Shear; Marvin J.; Neill; Donald J.; Sprinkle; Rose E.; Lewis; Genessa; Fortin; Cari L.;
Harmon; Mark A.; Iglinski; Francis J.; Sedevic; Mark T.; Carter; Saadia R.; Adamovitz;
Ranetta P.; Pakula; Richard
Detail Personnel -Restricted Duty Status
The noted R/D member detailed Unit 376 effective October 2014 0001 hours.(The member currently
assigned 1st Watch D.O.G. #64 and has been instructed immediately contact the UOD).
Jason VAN DYKE
Police Officer
Star
Employee #4844
UOA: 008
UOD: 376
*Message Unit In-Box. Member has been notified.
**Member Restricted-Duty status.
Sergeant Tracey Sanders
Administrative Section
Human Resources Division
Chicago Police Department
3510 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60653
(312) 745-5300 /Pax 0340 8-4287
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Friday, November 14, 2014 2:57
sean.quarterman@chicagopolice.org
Olortegui, Darwin;Antonucci_White, Jill;Platt, Thomas
In-Car Video for Police shooting Oct. 20, 2014 Sean here the request for copy all car videos for Beats 815R 845R RD#HX745653 regards
the police shooting death Laquan McDonald. Please call when they are ready can send messenger pick them
up. Thanks very much, have great day
ShauntelleReynolds
ParalegalII
CityofChicago,LawDepartment
FederalCivilRightsLitigation
30N.LaSalleSt.Suite900
Chicago,IL60602
312 744 5127
sreynolds@cityofchicago.org
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Klimas
Monday, November 17, 2014 3:02
Roussell; James
FW: FOIA Request
Only this person below. denied. news organizations have FOIAd it.
ThanksRobert Klimas
Commander
Bureau Internal Affairs
Chicago Police Department
Office:(312) 745-6125
Cell: (312)890-3719
Fax: (312) 745-6929
robert.klimas n.chicagopolice.orq
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Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:59
To: Klimas, Robert
Cc: Rivera, Juan ].; Welch Iii, Eddie L.; Bazarek, William; Price, Ralph
Subject: RE: FOIA Request
Yes. Stuart Nicol who Court Appointed Special Advocate Cook County requested the incident report from the
shooting but denied and did not give him anything citing the Juvenile Records Act. you want copy our response?
That the only request see for this incident.
Sgt. Melinda Linas
FOIA Section
Unit 114 OLA
312-745-6095 Ext. 8-4282
Pease note that Illinois has broad public records law, and that al! correspondence sent via E-mail may
subject disclosure.
From: Klimas, Robert
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:32
To: Linas, Melinda
Cc: Rivera, Juan J.; Welch Iii, Eddie L.; Bazarek, William; Price, Ralph
Subject: FOIA Request
Sgt.Has anyone made FOIA request regarding police shooting Oct 2014 involving Van Dyke?
Thanks-
Robert Klimas
Commander
Bureau Internal Affairs
Chicago Police Department
Office:(312) 745-6125
Cell: (312) 890-3719
Fax: (312) 745-6929
robert.klimas(c~chicagopolice.orq
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Monday, December 08, 2014 5:16
Rountree, Janey
Link press release Futterman and Kalven
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http://the.invisible.institute/news/2014/laquan-mcdonald
Scott Ando
Chief Administrator
Independent Police Review Authority
1615 Chicago Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, 60622
Tel. (Direct): 312-746-3551
Cell: 312-545-4379
e-mail: scott.ando@iprachicago.org
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Monday, December 08, 2014 6:13
Holden, John
Patton, Stephen;Darling, Leslie;Platt, Thomas;Notz, Jane;Breymaier, Shannon;Maloney,
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Re: Video Chicago police shooting
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Hello All
This reporter also just called make certain that received the email. told her that was not
certain this was Law matter and made confirmation that would able get back with
answer tomorrow morning. Please advise.
John
From: Claire Bushey [mailto:CBushey@crain.com]
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2014 5:54
To: Holden, John
Subject: FW: Video Chicago police shooting
Hello Mr. Holden, name Claire Bushey, and write about law and other professional services for Crain doing
story for the web about the call law professor Craig Futterman and journalist Jamie Kalven release
any video related the shooting death Laquan McDonald Chicago police officer, although the
investigation into the incident still ongoing. Their statement below. like ask Mr. Patton
whether the city will release the video. can reached (312) 649 5240. Unfortunately, not going the office until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, but available after that.
Thanks for your help,
Claire
*****
Claire Bushey
Professional services reporter
Crain Chicago Business
(312) 649 5240 work
(312) 978 0475 mobile
@claire_bushey
----- Forwarded Message ----From: Jamie Kalven 
To: Claire 
Sent: Monday, December 2014 12:05
Subject: Video Chicago police shooting
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Laquan McDonald
Seven weeks ago, familiar story was reported Chicago media: young black man was
killed the police. His name was Laquan McDonald. was years old.
Here what the press reported based what they were told police sources: the night October 20, squad car responded call that someone was trying break
into cars industrial area the southwest side. The officers found boy with knife
the street. ignored their orders drop the knife. police spokesman described the boy terms that suggest was emotionally disturbed. (Hes got 100-yard stare. Hes
staring blankly.) The responding officers didnt have Taser. Waiting for one arrive,
they followed the boy their squad car, walked block 41st and Pulaski. second squad car arrived. The boy again refused drop the knife. The police tried use
the two vehicles box him against construction fence Pulaski. punctured tire
and damaged the front windshield one the police cars. Officers got out their
vehicles. The boy approached them with the knife his hand. One the officers shot him the chest. was pronounced dead Mount Sinai Hospital.
Several times month, stories such this one appear Chicago media. The basic
elements are generally the same. black man shot Chicago police officer. Police
sources the scene say the shooting was justified. The Independent Police Review
Authority says investigating the incident. Then silence. After year two, IPRA issues report confirming that the shooting was indeed justified.
This sharp contrast how the CPD handles other incidents violence. When someone killed civilian, the department goes great lengths keep the public
informed. Surely, the public interest least strong, not stronger, when citizens are
shot the police.
Over the last decade, black Chicagoans were ten times more likely shot the police
than whites. Decades have passed and hundreds African-Americans have been shot
Chicago police since charges were last brought against officer for shooting while
duty. The public interest information about these patterns could hardly more
compelling.
Last March, Kalven Chicago, the Illinois Appellate Court held that documents bearing
allegations police abuse are public information. Following the decision, the Emanuel
administration adopted new transparency policy that opened the police department the
people historic ways. The Kalven decision limited closed police misconduct cases;
doesn cover ongoing investigations. Yet the public interest the Citys investigation into
police shooting far more intense the time the shooting than one two years later
when the case closed and public attention has turned elsewhere.
Consider the fate Laquan McDonald. have looked into the incident 41st and
Pulaski. What have learned raises troubling questions about the all-too-familiar story
justified shooting that police sources told the media. far have been able determine Laquan was ward the state with one
speak for him. The site where was killed mostly vacant area closed off metal
construction fence. Laquan posed immediate threat anyone. And there was nowhere
for him run.
According witness whose car was stopped Pulaski the unfolding drama, several
officers got out their squad cars. With apparent provocation--the boy was shying away
rather than lunging toward them--a white male officer shot Laquan, who fell the ground.
After pause, the boy writhed the ground, the officer fired repeatedly into his body.
The Cook County Medical Examiners Office ruled the death homicide, after the autopsy
established that Laquan had died multiple gunshot wounds. Just how many bullet holes
does the word multiple cover?
There almost certainly video footage the incident. CPD policy requires officers
activate their in-car cameras when pursuit. And its clear from both the police narrative
and witness accounts that the squad cars the scene had clear perspectives the
sequence events. (Its also possible that surveillance cameras the Burger King the
northwest corner 41st and Pulaski and the Dunkin Donuts the southeast corner
captured relevant footage.)
Ultimately, the issue transparency this case turns the question being posed public
demonstrations across the nation: how much we, society dedicated equality under
law, value black lives.
Demonstrators are not yet raising their voices behalf Laquan McDonald. Perhaps they
should. call the City release all video footage the incident.
Craig Futterman
University Chicago Law School
Jamie Kalven
Invisible Institute
December 2014
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Monday, December 08, 2014 6:27
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FW: Video Chicago police shooting; ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGED AND
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Just left you voicemail this topic and then saw the attached email/request.
From: Holden, John
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2014 6:03
To: Patton, Stephen; Darling, Leslie; Franklin, Liza; Platt, Thomas; Notz, Jane
Cc: Breymaier, Shannon; Maloney, Martin
Subject: FW: Video Chicago police shooting
Hello All
This reporter also just called make certain that received the email. told her that was not certain this was Law
matter and made confirmation that would able get back with answer tomorrow morning. Please
advise.
John
From: Claire Bushey [mailto:CBushey@crain.com]
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2014 5:54
To: Holden, John
Subject: FW: Video Chicago police shooting
Hello Mr. Holden, name Claire Bushey, and write about law and other professional services for Crain doing story for the web
about the call law professor Craig Futterman and journalist Jamie Kalven release any video related the shooting
death Laquan McDonald Chicago police officer, although the investigation into the incident still ongoing. Their
statement below. like ask Mr. Patton whether the city will release the video. can reached (312) 649 5240.
Unfortunately, not going the office until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, but available after that.
Thanks for your help,
Claire
*****
Claire Bushey
Professional services reporter
Crain Chicago Business
(312) 649 5240 work
(312) 978 0475 mobile
@claire_bushey
----- Forwarded Message ----From: Jamie Kalven 
To: Claire 
Sent: Monday, December 2014 12:05
Subject: Video Chicago police shooting
Email not displaying correctly? View your browser.
Laquan McDonald
Seven weeks ago, familiar story was reported Chicago media: young black man was
killed the police. His name was Laquan McDonald. was years old.
Here what the press reported based what they were told police sources: the night October 20, squad car responded call that someone was trying break
into cars industrial area the southwest side. The officers found boy with knife
the street. ignored their orders drop the knife. police spokesman described the boy terms that suggest was emotionally disturbed. (Hes got 100-yard stare. Hes
staring blankly.) The responding officers didnt have Taser. Waiting for one arrive,
they followed the boy their squad car, walked block 41st and Pulaski. second squad car arrived. The boy again refused drop the knife. The police tried use
the two vehicles box him against construction fence Pulaski. punctured tire
and damaged the front windshield one the police cars. Officers got out their
vehicles. The boy approached them with the knife his hand. One the officers shot him the chest. was pronounced dead Mount Sinai Hospital.
Several times month, stories such this one appear Chicago media. The basic
elements are generally the same. black man shot Chicago police officer. Police
sources the scene say the shooting was justified. The Independent Police Review
Authority says investigating the incident. Then silence. After year two, IPRA issues report confirming that the shooting was indeed justified.
This sharp contrast how the CPD handles other incidents violence. When someone killed civilian, the department goes great lengths keep the public
informed. Surely, the public interest least strong, not stronger, when citizens are
shot the police.
Over the last decade, black Chicagoans were ten times more likely shot the police
than whites. Decades have passed and hundreds African-Americans have been shot
Chicago police since charges were last brought against officer for shooting while
duty. The public interest information about these patterns could hardly more
compelling.
Last March, Kalven Chicago, the Illinois Appellate Court held that documents bearing
allegations police abuse are public information. Following the decision, the Emanuel
administration adopted new transparency policy that opened the police department the
people historic ways. The Kalven decision limited closed police misconduct cases;
doesn cover ongoing investigations. Yet the public interest the Citys investigation into
police shooting far more intense the time the shooting than one two years later
when the case closed and public attention has turned elsewhere.
Consider the fate Laquan McDonald. have looked into the incident 41st and
Pulaski. What have learned raises troubling questions about the all-too-familiar story
justified shooting that police sources told the media. far have been able determine Laquan was ward the state with one
speak for him. The site where was killed mostly vacant area closed off metal
construction fence. Laquan posed immediate threat anyone. And there was nowhere
for him run.
According witness whose car was stopped Pulaski the unfolding drama, several
officers got out their squad cars. With apparent provocation--the boy was shying away
rather than lunging toward them--a white male officer shot Laquan, who fell the ground.
After pause, the boy writhed the ground, the officer fired repeatedly into his body.
The Cook County Medical Examiners Office ruled the death homicide, after the autopsy
established that Laquan had died multiple gunshot wounds. Just how many bullet holes
does the word multiple cover?
There almost certainly video footage the incident. CPD policy requires officers
activate their in-car cameras when pursuit. And its clear from both the police narrative
and witness accounts that the squad cars the scene had clear perspectives the
sequence events. (Its also possible that surveillance cameras the Burger King the
northwest corner 41st and Pulaski and the Dunkin Donuts the southeast corner
captured relevant footage.)
Ultimately, the issue transparency this case turns the question being posed public
demonstrations across the nation: how much we, society dedicated equality under
law, value black lives.
Demonstrators are not yet raising their voices behalf Laquan McDonald. Perhaps they
should. call the City release all video footage the incident.
Craig Futterman
University Chicago Law School
Jamie Kalven
Invisible Institute
December 2014
Forward this story friend
Unsubscribe from this list
The Invisible Institute
6100 Blackstone
Chicago, 60637
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:43
Maloney, Martin
RE: Video Chicago police shooting
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That would the appropriate place, since they investigating.
From: Maloney, Martin [mailto:Martin.Maloney@chicagopolice.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 9:53
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Subject: Fwd: Video Chicago police shooting
Just defer IPRA?
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From: Babwin, Don 
Date: December 2014 9:51:42 CST
To: Maloney, Martin 
Subject: FW: Video Chicago police shooting
Marty, are you guys going weigh this?
Just let know.
Video Chicago police shooting
University Chicago Law Professor Craig Futterman and writer Jamie Kalven issued statement today calling the City Chicago release video footage the police shooting Laquan McDonald, 17-year-old black
youth, October 20. the basis their investigation the incident, Futterman and Kalven say that there strong evidence that
the shooting was not justified.
Laquan McDonald was shot and killed police officer 41st and Pulaski. Spokesperson for the Fraternal
Order Police, Pat Camden, said the boy was carrying knife and threatened the officers. witness disagrees, saying Laquan was shying away from the officers when was first shot. Then, according the witness, Laquan lay writhing the ground, the officer fired repeatedly into his body.
Chicago Police Department policy requires officers activate their in-car cameras when pursuit. There
almost certainly video footage the incident.
Sources report that police officer repeatedly fired into the boy body lay the ground, said
Futterman. they are correct, this isn case self defense. execution. The video should reveal the
truth.
Against the background series recent deaths black men the hands the police Ferguson, New
York, and Cleveland, Futterman and Kalven call the City release all video footage the incident. They
write:
Ultimately, the issue transparency this case turns the question being posed public
demonstrations across the nation: how much we, society dedicated equality under
law, value the lives black lives?
Craig Futterman Clinical Professor Law the University Chicago Law School, where directs the Civil
Rights and Police Accountability Project the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.
Jamie Kalven, writer and human rights activist, director the Invisible Institute, journalistic production
company. was the plaintiff Kalven Chicago, decision the Illinois Appeals Court earlier this year that
opened police misconduct files the public.
Read their full statement here: http://the.invisible.institute/news/2014/laquan-mcdonald
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Police Issues; ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL
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This concerns one the two shootings some discussed yesterday and last evening the fatal shooting Ronald
Johnson October 12, 2014 the 5300 block South King Drive. was given wrong information previously. fact, have been sued with respect this shooting. The complaint names Officer George Hernandez and the City
defendants. initial status conference has been scheduled for January 26, 2015. have not been sued with respect the second police involved shooting discussed the fatal shooting LaQuan
McDonald October 20, 2014 the 4100 block South Karlov. have again asked our lawyers the lookout
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Should defer her IPRA well, provide some sort statement?
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Good morning: looking for CPD response the Invisible Institute and Professor
Craig Futtermans call that the city release all video footage the policeinvolved shooting Laquan McDonald. The 17-year-old was killed
October the Southwest Side. FOP Spokesman Pat Camden claimed the time that Laquan had knife. deadline today. would
appreciate you could get back with statement.
Mary Mitchell Mon, Dec 2014 4:18 PM, Maloney, Martin  wrote:
The Chicago Police Department will always protect residents right free speech and peaceful assembly. you saw,
last weeks protests were peaceful, and CPD went great lengths ensure protesters first amendment rights, even
shutting down major streets for the demonstrations. the 15-20 protests Chicago following the Ferguson decision, which involved hundreds not thousands
participants, there were only three arrests.
Over the past three years our Department has led return community policing build relationships between our
officers and residents because community policing, well fostering stronger relationships with the communities all
serve, the foundation our policing philosophy. background: Newburger, without warning provocation, pushed officer bicycle and then proceeded sit
street, refusing comply with the officers directions.
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Thanks Mon, Dec 2014 1:54 PM, Maloney, Martin  wrote: look into it. What time your deadline? This for tomorrow?
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Subject: Deadline request Martin, trying figure out how fairly well-known protester named Richard
Grant Newburger got himself arrested charged with felony aggravated
battery against police officer during last weeks protest State Street. was released I-bond and will court Wednesday.
Was the harsh penalty part strategy deter protesters from crossing
the line? (He allegedly stepped into the street carring banner) Are there
any facts from the police report that you can share?
Accrding Grant, detective ased him What the f*** were you thinking
out there stirring the savages?
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shooting teen: Mitchell MARY MITCHELL December 10, 2014 7:08PM
Updated: December 10, 2014 7:54PM
Few people know Laquan McDonald name.
Yet the only thing that separates the 17-year-old from Staten Island Eric Garner and Ferguson Michael
Brown geography. Oct. 20, the black teen was fatally shot white Chicago police officer the city Southwest Side.
While hundreds Chicago have marched the name Garner and Brown, McDonald death remains
mystery.
There were smiling photos McDonald, who died ward the state, accompanying the brief media reports his death.
There was only photograph the police car and yellow tape blocking off the dark street.
According reports, Chicago Lawn District officers responded call about someone breaking into cars
the 4100 block South Karlov.
Officers found the 17-year-old with strange gaze about him carrying knife which refused drop when
police ordered him so, said Pat Camden, spokesman for the police union. For while, police followed
the teen, and eventually were able use their squad cars box him against fence near 41st and Pulaski. officer shot him the chest when refused comply with orders drop the knife and continued
approach the officers, Camden said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner determined McDonald had multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death
homicide.
Witnesses have told University Chicago professor and investigative journalist that rather than
threatening officers, the teen was shying away and that officer continued shoot McDonald lay
the ground. being told that there video being kept under lock and key the young man being shot down like
dog the street, said Craig Futterman, founder the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project the
University Chicago Mandel Aid Clinic. Chicago Police Department spokesman declined answer questions about the case confirm the existence video.
The police-involved shooting was handed off the Independent Police Review Authority IPRA
known. Wednesday, spokesman for IPRA also would not comment this pending investigation. won see anything for months, said Futterman, referring the average time takes for IPRA finish investigation.
Futterman calling demonstrators raise their voices behalf Laquan.
When there high profile case involving civilian, the police department going provide information
because the public interest. Isn the public interest when 17-year-old African-American boy life taken police officer? asked.
Meanwhile, whether spurred the police crisis unfolding across the nation, criticism, IPRA the midst revising its procedures.
New cases would categorized. The officer-involved shooting would receive the highest priority followed
excessive force cases where there are significant injuries, said IPRA spokesman Larry Merritt.
Futterman and Jamie Kalven, investigative reporter who routinely looks into allegations police abuse, are
calling the Chicago Police Department immediately release any video footage may have the shooting.
The depth distrust between community and the police cannot greater than what is. The only way deal
with that mistrust openness and not secrecy, Futterman said.
Kalven, who was plaintiff landmark lawsuit that resulted police misconduct files being opened the
public, agrees.
The healthy way responding and the way restores confidence and trust open and transparent...
think there are serious, serious questions about what happened Laquan McDonald, said.
Those questions deserve answers now rather than later.
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Subject: Crains: Chicago police have video teen shooting, lets see it: advocates
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141209/NEWS04/141209736/if chicago police have video teen
shooting lets see advocates Chicago police have video teen shooting, lets see it: advocates Claire Bushey December 09, 2014
The death black Chicago teenager shot police was likely captured squad car video cameras, and the city
should release the footage almost certainly has, law professor and journalist say.
The victim, Laquan McDonald, 17, was killed Oct. 41st and Pulaski, according news reports. Police followed him the location from several blocks away, then used their squad cars try box him against fence. was shot after
allegedly refusing drop knife; autopsy found died multiple gunshot wounds.
McDonalds death may have gone down just another entry Chicagos crowded crime blotter that is, until recent
controversies Ferguson, Mo. and Staten Island, N.Y. roiled public opinion about the relationship between police and
the communities they serve. The nationwide conversation sparked the deaths Michael Brown Ferguson and Eric
Garner New York cast McDonalds death Chicago new light.
Craig Futterman, who started the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project the University Chicago Law School,
says the news reports and official narrative related McDonalds shooting didnt sound right, and and
independent Chicago journalist Jamie Kalven aimed start public conversation the right way handle the
release information related open investigation.
Because Chicago Police Department policy requires officers turn their squad car cameras when pursuing suspect,
video almost certainly exists the shooting, says Futterman, who, along with Kalven, working call attention
the McDonald case.
The two men say that eyewitness told them that video, exists, would show the teen being repeatedly shot
lay the ground.
Its question when this video comes out opposed whether, and when does will blow what happened
Ferguson away, Futterman said.
The call for the footage comes protesters have marched Chicago and other cities, outraged the deaths black
men the hands police officers. Futterman and Kalven wrote statement the website the Invisible Institute, Chicago based journalistic production company, that the issue transparency (the McDonald) case turns the
question being posed public demonstrations across the nation: how much we, society dedicated equality
under law, value black lives.
THE BOTTOM LINE
There are many opportunities find video police shooting cases, whether from traffic cameras security cameras
private businesses, said James Montgomery Sr., founder law firm James Montgomery Associates the Loop,
which has police brutality practice. Officers often try collect such footage the immediate aftermath incident. lawsuit filed, plaintiffs lawyers can demand those videos produced court.
The bottom line is, you can get that footage the city has it, Mr. Montgomery said.
The Chicago Police Department and city law department referred questions the Independent Police Review Authority, city agency that investigates incidents reported police misconduct separately from the police department.
general, the agency doesnt release information open investigations for fear could hinder such probes, which take months bare minimum, spokesman Larry Merritt said.
Futterman founded the University Chicagos Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project. was part the legal
team that represented Kalven successful Freedom Information Act case, which the Illinois Appellate Court ruled March that city records related police misconduct are public information.
Since then they have worked with Stephen Patton, who has headed the citys law department since leaving Kirkland
Ellis 2011, develop policy about what information release and when regarding police shootings and police
misconduct. The two sides disagree how handle information related open investigations.
Theres still number open questions that were not resolved regard transparency, and this was one them,
Futterman said.
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14-5776 (William Lee-Chicago Tribune) *sent out December 22, 2014
Requester asked for additional documents filed under the report list attachments. These documents include: The
initiation report, which includes all initiation documents. (Item #4) 2)Statement Officer Toni Shytell (#54) and the reinterview Officer Shytell (Item #60) Statement police Officer Kendra Pepper (Item #123) Interview with Capt.
Kenneth Johnson (Item #57) Arrest inventory sheet (Item #46).
CPD provided letter denying this request full. This due the court order issued October 29th, 2014 that
precludes the release the requested documents the Department.
14-5803 (Steve Miller-WBBM) *sent out December 22nd, 2014
Requester asked for the name the person who tackled New Orleans Saints fan (Richard Krohnke) Solider Field after
Krohnke pushed Bears Chairman George McCaskey.
CPD provided the original case incident report associated with the individual referenced the FOIA request (Richard
Krohnke). Original case incident report includes summary the incident (which that Krohnke pushed the victim from
behind while being escorted from the victims seats Soldier Field)
14-5867 (Samira Kanacevic-WBBM) *this being sent OLA for approval
Requester asked for any 911 calls from robbery/fatal shooting that happened 12/21/14 about 5:40 the 7200
block South Hermitage, well any surveillance video and documents related this incident.
CPD provided the original case incident report which includes summary the incident (which that R/O arrived the
scene find Victim bleeding from the head/face and laying the ground. was transported Holy Cross Hospital
where was pronounced dead. Victim explained that two offenders tried sell them weed. When they refused, the
offenders announced robbery and ordered both victims lay the ground. Victim was hit the head several times
with revolver and had his wallet and money stolen. Victim started walk away after being ordered the ground and
that when was shot. The offenders then fled foot.)
Because the criminal investigation remains open and ongoing, additional records were withheld. Also, there were
responsive records far surveillance video 911 calls for this incident.
14-5841b (Brian Slodysko-Sun Times) *this being sent OLA for approval
Requester asked for police report, along with any supplemental reports for the arrest Timothy Masterson 1/29/12.
CPD provided partially redacted copies the requested reports.
Arrest report details that the offender was placed custody signed complaints that displayed 9MM glock and told
the complainant Drive Ill blow your head off, putting the complainant reasonable apprehension receiving
battery. Offender was taken the 020th District for processing.
Original case report incidents includes summary the incident (complainant informed police that the passenger his cab
looked like had just gotten fight and was concerned would harm him. The officer observed the offender leaning
forward the back the cab with object that looked like the muzzle gun. The officer ordered the offender drop
the weapon-which did the front seat the cab. Complainant then ran out the cab. Offender was taken into
custody).
14-5635 (Pam Jones-CBS) and 14-5636 (Steve Miller-WBBM) *this being sent OLA for approval
*NOTE: Both requesters asked for the same thing and will getting the same response back from CPD
Requesters asked for any and all police related video related the shooting death 17-year old Laquan McDonald.
CPD provided letter stating their requests had been denied because IPRA investigation still ongoing.
14-5541 (Marion Brooks-NBC) *this being sent OLA for approval
Requester asked for documents sufficient show all community alerts from all Districts related child luring, attempted
kidnapping and missing children and teens (up 18) since the records have been kept.
CPD provided 343 pages documents compiled Bureau Detectives (after requester narrowed her request).
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Subject: Sixteen Shots: Chicago police have told their version how year old black teen Laquan McDonald died. The
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Sixteen Shots
Chicago police have told their version how 17-year-old black teen
Laquan McDonald died. The autopsy tells different story. Jamie Kalven autopsy tells story. The genre mystery: narrative set motion corpse. The pathologist narrator
investigates the cause death precise, descriptive prose that ultimately allows the dead testify about
what happened them. the case Laquan McDonald, year old black youth killed Chicago police Oct. 20, 2014, the autopsy raises questions not only about how died, but about how the Chicago Police
Department has handled the case since. While does not provide all the details what transpired that night,
the autopsy makes one thing clear: The account the incident given the police cannot true.
Here what police the scene told reporters: around 9:45 p.m., squad car responded call that
someone was trying break into cars industrial area the southwest side Chicago. The officers
found boy, Laquan McDonald, standing the street with knife. They observed him stabbing the tires
vehicle. When they ordered him drop the knife, ignored them and walked away, down the street.
Pat Camden, longtime Chicago Police Department press spokesman who now performs that function for the
police union, later described McDonald having had strange gaze about him ... hes got 100 yard stare ...
hes staring blankly.
The responding officers didnt have Taser. Waiting for one arrive, they followed McDonald their vehicle. second squad car arrived. McDonald again refused drop the knife. The police tried use the two vehicles box him against construction fence Pulaski Road. punctured tire and damaged the front
windshield one the police cars. Officers got out their vehicles. McDonald lunged them with the
knife. One the officers shot him the chest. 10:42 p.m., was pronounced dead nearby hospital.
The officers are responding somebody with knife crazed condition, who stabs out tires vehicle
and tires squad car, Camden said the scene. You obviously arent going sit down and have cup
coffee with them. very serious threat the officers, and leaves them choice that point but
defend themselves.
The Chicago press dutifully reported the police account the incident. The reporter for the local NBC station
called clear cut case self defense. was also reported that the Independent Police Review Authority
(IPRA), the city agency charged with investigating police shootings, would conduct investigation, does the case every police involved shooting. its broad outlines, this familiar Chicago story: black American shot Chicago police officer.
police source says the shooting was justified. IPRA announces investigating. Then silence. After year
two, IPRA issues report confirming that the shooting was indeed justified.
The statistics are stunning. According IPRA reports, Chicago police officers shoot, average, several
residents month. Roughly percent those shot are black. Civil rights lawyers and investigative journalists talked who have covered the Chicago police for decades cannot remember the last time criminal
charges were brought against Chicago police officer for shooting while duty.
Sometimes before the story police shooting evaporates into silence, briefly hear the voice family
member friend trying find words describe who the victim was questioning the shooting. Not
the case Laquan McDonald. ward the state, appears not have left much trace the world.
any rate, there was one speak for him during the brief moment media attention occasioned his
death.
The press coverage did, however, contain couple particulars that didnt meld with the police narrative.
witness, Alma Benitez, was quoted saying that the shooting was unnecessary, because number officers
were present and they had control the situation. was super exaggerated, she said. You didnt need that many cops begin with. They didnt need shoot
him. They didnt. They basically had him face face. There was purpose why they had shoot him.
The other detail odds with the police narrative mentioned passing couple news reports without
comment was that the Cook County Medical Examiner had ruled that McDonald died multiple gunshot
wounds, not the chest wound that the CPD had described.
The question the press didnt ask how many gunshot wounds are covered the word multiple? has now
been definitively answered the recently finalized autopsy report, which have obtained via Freedom
Information Act request: Laquan McDonald was shot times.
(Continued from Page
Before mapping each the gunshot wounds minute detail, the report describes Laquan McDonald. Six
feet tall and 180 pounds, had been wearing blue jeans and black hooded sweatshirt. had dreadlocks,
the longest which was five inches. was, before his encounter with the police, good health. tattoo
his upper right arm read Quan. Another the back his right hand read Good Son. And the back
his left hand were pair dice and YOLO the acronym for you only live once.
The description each the gunshot wounds exhaustive, noting where the bullet entered the body, the
damage did tissue and bone, where exited the body, and its direction. The numbering the wounds
the report arbitrary; without regard sequence severity. Here summary: Gunshot wound the left scalp. (Directionality cannot determined.) Gunshot wound the neck. (The direction left right, slightly front back and slightly
downward.) Gunshot wound the left chest. (The direction front back, right left and downward.) Gunshot wound the right chest. (The direction front back, left right and slightly downward.) Gunshot wound the left elbow. (The direction left right, back front and slightly upward.) Gunshot wound the right upper arm. (The direction back front, downward and slightly left
right.) Gunshot wound the left forearm. (The direction back front, slightly right left and slightly
downward.) Gunshot wound the lateral right upper leg. (The direction right left, downward and slightly
front back.) Gunshot wound the left upper back. (The direction right left and downward with
significant forward backward deviation.)
10. Gunshot wound the left elbow. (The direction left right and downward with significant
forward backward deviation.)
11. Gunshot wound the posterior right upper arm. (The direction right left, downward and
slightly front back.)
12. Gunshot wound the right arm. (The direction back front and upward with significant
lateral deviation.)
13. Gunshot wound the right forearm. (The direction upward and slightly back front with
significant lateral deviation.)
14. Gunshot wound the right hand. (The direction slightly left right and slightly upward with
significant forward backward deviation.)
15. Gunshot wound the right lower back. (The direction back front, right left and upward.)
16. Gunshot wound the right upper leg. (The direction left right and front back with
significant vertical deviation.)
How could incident that began with the responding officers assessing the situation and deciding they
needed Taser end few minutes later with bullets ripping through Laquan McDonalds body from
different directions? Did more than one officer fire? That might explain the bullets entering from different
directions. did single officer empty full magazine? Perhaps McDonald was rolling around the ground, which case bullets fired from single position might have entered his body from different directions.
Whatever happened, its very difficult square the police narrative with the facts established the silent
testimony Laquan McDonalds corpse.
And there more: recently spoke with witness, who asked that not use his name for fear police
reprisals and who has also reported his story IPRA. said came upon the unfolding drama the
moment when McDonald was boxed police cars and the construction fence. From this point forward, his
version events diverges sharply from that the police.
From this witness perspective, McDonald didnt pose immediate threat anyone, and had nowhere run. Several officers got out their squad cars, says. McDonald was shying away from the police rather
than moving toward them, according this witness, when white male officer shot him. fell the
ground. There was pause. Then the officer fired again and again and again. The witness counted, thought,
six more shots, but was uncertain whether other officers were also firing. Almost immediately, number
police cars arrived the scene, blocking the witnesss view. The police didnt interview him take his name.
Although the witness adamant that McDonald was moving away from the police and not lunging toward
them, lets assume the officers assessment risk was correct. There rule thumb law enforcement
known the foot rule the distance attacker with knife can cover before his intended target,
armed with holstered sidearm, can reasonably expected get off accurate shot. Perhaps that justified
the first even the first few shots, but what possible justification could there for the barrage bullets
that followed?
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Dear Martin Maloney, journalist about file article police-involved shooting and want seek comment from the Department.
The incident occurred October 20, 2014. According the police account the scene, young man named Laquan McDonald
lunged police officer with knife. The officer shot him the chest. Later that night, McDonald died Mount Sinai Hospital.
Through FOIA request, recently obtained the autopsy report McDonald. indicates was shot sixteen times, front and
back. article focuses questions raised the inconsistencies between the autopsy report and the police account what
happened October 20.
Can you shed any light this? Does the Department have comment?
Many thanks,
Jamie Kalven
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Subject: McDonald Shooting
Article released yesterday Jamie Kalven. Took opportunity give IPRA quick shot, but focus PD. Hopefully,
SAO/USAO with moving forward soon.
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Thanks. What her deadline?
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Yes--and facing early deadline that.
Mary Mon, Feb 23, 2015 2:14 PM, Maloney, Martin  wrote:
What your deadline for this? Are you writing for tomorrow?
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Subject: Re: Question Martin, would like get official response from the Chicago Police
Depatment regarding the autopsy report Laquan McDonald. According reporting Jamie Kalven and Professor Chris Futterman, the
report shows Laquan was shot times. wrote about this case couple months ago. that time raised
questions about videotape that allegedly captured the incident, and why
the department refusing release the videotape the public.
Mary Mitchell
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Ok, Mary. What your deadline for this? Are you writing for tomorrow?
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Subject: Re: Question Martin, would like get official response from the Chicago Police
Depatment regarding the autopsy report Laquan McDonald. According reporting Jamie Kalven and Professor Chris Futterman, the
report shows Laquan was shot times. wrote about this case couple months ago. that time raised
questions about videotape that allegedly captured the incident, and why
the department refusing release the videotape the public.
Mary Mitchell
312-321-2585
Thanks Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:54 PM, Mitchell, Mary  wrote: there reason why the CPD not identifying the police officer
suspended for blasting Sweet Home Alabama. Did you make decision
not disclose the identity media?
Thanks
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RE: Press inquiry: CPD shooting
Kelley and talked. Mary column for tomorrow likely follow her the same path the one she did December
basically that there are lot unanswered questions this case and Kalven saying those questions are concerning, and
that the investigation should conducted with full transparency. will likely ask why shots were fired.
Below Mary December column. Any issues with the CPD statement? Mary deadline pm.
All police involved shootings are investigated the Independent Police Review Authority and would inappropriate
for comment while their investigation ongoing.
Questions surround Chicago Police fatal
shooting teen
Posted: 12/16/2014, 12:46pm MARY MITCHELL Sun-Times columnist
Few people know Laquan McDonald name.
Yet the only thing that separates the 17-year-old from Staten Island Eric Garner and Ferguson Michael
Brown geography. Oct. 20, the black teen was fatally shot white Chicago police officer the city Southwest Side.
While hundreds Chicago have marched the name Garner and Brown, McDonald death remains
mystery.
There were smiling photos McDonald, who died ward the state, accompanying the brief media reports his death.
There was only photograph the police car and yellow tape blocking off the dark street.
According reports, Chicago Lawn District officers responded call about someone breaking into cars
the 4100 block South Karlov.
Officers found the 17-year-old with strange gaze about him carrying knife which refused drop when
police ordered him so, said Pat Camden, spokesman for the police union. For while, police followed
the teen, and eventually were able use their squad cars box him against fence near 41st and Pulaski. officer shot him the chest when refused comply with orders drop the knife and continued
approach the officers, Camden said.
The Cook County Medical Examiner determined McDonald had multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death
homicide.
Witnesses have told University Chicago professor and investigative journalist that rather than
threatening officers, the teen was shying away and that officer continued shoot McDonald lay
the ground. being told that there video being kept under lock and key the young man being shot down like
dog the street, said Craig Futterman, founder the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project the
University Chicago Mandel Aid Clinic. Chicago Police Department spokesman declined answer questions about the case confirm the existence video.
The police-involved shooting was handed off the Independent Police Review Authority IPRA
known. Wednesday, spokesman for IPRA also would not comment this pending investigation. won see anything for months, said Futterman, referring the average time takes for IPRA finish investigation.
Futterman calling demonstrators raise their voices behalf Laquan.
When there high profile case involving civilian, the police department going provide information
because the public interest. Isn the public interest when 17-year-old African-American boy life taken police officer? asked.
Meanwhile, whether spurred the police crisis unfolding across the nation, criticism, IPRA the midst revising its procedures.
New cases would categorized. The officer-involved shooting would receive the highest priority followed
excessive force cases where there are significant injuries, said IPRA spokesman Larry Merritt.
Futterman and Jamie Kalven, investigative reporter who routinely looks into allegations police abuse, are
calling the Chicago Police Department immediately release any video footage may have the shooting.
The depth distrust between community and the police cannot greater than what is. The only way deal
with that mistrust openness and not secrecy, Futterman said.
Kalven, who was plaintiff landmark lawsuit that resulted police misconduct files being opened the
public, agrees.
The healthy way responding and the way restores confidence and trust open and transparent
think there are serious, serious questions about what happened Laquan McDonald, said.
Those questions deserve answers now rather than later.
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Tarrah,
Can you call Mary and find out where shes going with this? Feb 23, 2015, 3:47 PM, Collins, Adam  wrote:
Mary Mitchell doing column for tomorrow about the Laquan McDonald officer involved shooting.
Mary specifically asking for comment about the findings the autopsy report which show that
McDonald was shot times the front, side and back. She has written about this issue before, and is,
again, following comments from attorney Jamie Kalven. For reference, here the post did
couple weeks ago.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/02/laquan_mcdonald_shooting_a_rece
ntly_obtained_autopsy_report_on_the_dead.html
She has not reached out IPRA.
Below CPD response. have spoken with Leslie and Janey already.
Mary deadline. Any issues?
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Report: Chicago Police shoot teen times
Posted: 02/23/2015, 06:14pm Mary Mitchell
Chicago police officers shot Laquan McDonald times, according autopsy report recently obtained
organization pressuring the police department clear questions about the youth death.
Jamie Kalven, the Invisible Institute, Chicago-based journalistic production company, and Craig
Futterman, University Chicago professor, have challenged the police version how the 17-year-old
McDonald ended dead.
While national attention was focused the Michael Brown police-involved shooting case Ferguson, Mo.,
and the Eric Garner police chokehold death New York, few people seemed care about what happened
McDonald.
McDonald allegedly had knife and was slashing car tires when police encountered him the night Oct. 20,
2014.
Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order Police, who routinely turns the scene speak
reporters after police shootings, described McDonald having strange gaze about him. told reporters
police officers used squad car try and box McDonald against fence near 41st and Pulaski officer shot him the chest when refused comply with orders drop the knife and continued
approach the officers, Camden told Chicago Sun-Times reporter.
But the autopsy report, which the Invisible Institute obtained via the Freedom Information Act, appears
suggest McDonald wasn just shot the chest. His body was riddled with bullets.
According the autopsy, McDonald had gunshot wounds the left scalp, neck, left chest, right chest, left
elbow, right upper arm, left forearm, right upper leg, left upper back, left elbow, posterior right upper arm, right
arm, right forearm, right hand, right lower back, right upper leg.
How could incident that began with the responding officers assessing the situation and deciding they needed Taser end few minutes later with bullets ripping through Laquan McDonald body from different
directions? asked Kalven lengthy article posted Slate.com.
Did more than one officer fire? did single officer empty full magazine? asked. with all police-involved shootings, this incident being reviewed the Independent Police Review
Authority.
Unfortunately, usually takes year months for that agency investigate police-involved shooting.
During that long delay, reporters typically move other topics
But Kalven and Futterman, who founded the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project the University
Chicago Mandel Clinic, are not going away. December, the pair called the Chicago Police Department release video footage that was recorded
dashboard camera that was supposed officers pursued McDonald.
Kalven also was plaintiff landmark lawsuit that resulted police misconduct files being opened the
public.
The decision whether not release the video ultimately rests with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Kalven noted,
pointing out the mayor re-election bid. would irresponsible make assumptions about how police handled this incident.
But ridiculous that takes long sort out police-involved shooting, particularly when 17-year-old
shot times. Monday, spokesman for the Chicago Police Department said would inappropriate for the police
comment this ongoing investigation.
But last November, police officers Ferguson struggled keep street demonstrations peaceful, Chicago
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said had instructed his supervisors keep the public the loop following
high-profile incidents. the absence information, there vacuum that can get filled with rumor, innuendo and outright lies,
said.
How the police department handles this latest revelation about McDonald death will test those words.
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Thanks. CPD will move this now
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Mary Mitchell doing column for tomorrow about the Laquan McDonald officer involved shooting. Mary specifically
asking for comment about the findings the autopsy report which show that McDonald was shot times the front,
side and back. She has written about this issue before, and is, again, following comments from attorney Jamie
Kalven. For reference, here the post did couple weeks ago.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/02/laquan_mcdonald_shooting_a_recently_obtained_a
utopsy_report_on_the_dead.html
She has not reached out IPRA.
Below CPD response. have spoken with Leslie and Janey already.
Mary deadline. Any issues?
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against retired CPD detective Richard Zuley, who also served Guantanamo Bay interrogator. Her piece will
based off two stories published The Guardian, which are one-sided and based information almost solely from
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waste taxpayer dollars. CTA noted that project was conceived and constructed under previous mayor and CTA
administration, which halted construction nearly seven years ago. Since 2011, the current CTA administration has put
additional funding toward the Block station, and maintenance/upkeep costs for the unheated, unlighted space have
been extremely minimal.
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Richard Zuley, who also served Guantanamo Bay interrogator. Her piece will based off two stories published
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ST/Mitchell: Story about the Laquan McDonald officer involved shooting. CPD said all police involved shootings are
investigated IPRA and would inappropriate for comment while their investigation ongoing.
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NBC5/Rogers: Story about how Block superstation project which began 2006 and was halted 2008 has been
waste taxpayer dollars. CTA noted that project was conceived and constructed under previous mayor and CTA
administration, which halted construction nearly seven years ago. Since 2011, the current CTA administration has put
additional funding toward the Block station, and maintenance/upkeep costs for the unheated, unlighted space have
been extremely minimal.
WBBM/Tafoya: Story CPS parameters place for determining weather related cancellations, and CPS consults with
City Hall making those decisions.
MSNBC/Maddow: Segment allegations improper interrogations/false arrest made against retired CPD detective
Richard Zuley, who also served Guantanamo Bay interrogator. Her piece will based off two stories published
The Guardian, which are one sided and based information almost solely from the plaintiff attorney. CPD pushed
back, telling them all the inaccuracies the story. CPD said have zero tolerance for misconduct, and have instituted series internal initiatives and reforms ensure past incidents police misconduct are not repeated.
CT/Hilkevitch: Coverage DNAInfo reporter Meryl Williams sexual harassment and alleged attempted abduction
cab driver December. BACP has been working with the victim. The case was just and the driver was found liable 5.08(a) discourteous conduct and 5.08(b)is abusive behavior and was imposed with $840 fine plus day
suspension. Story will affirm BACP handling the efforts and the outcome.
ST/Mitchell: Story about the Laquan McDonald officer involved shooting. CPD said all police involved shootings are
investigated IPRA and would inappropriate for comment while their investigation ongoing.
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Cc: Maloney, Martin; Rottner, Jennifer E.; Harris, David
Subject: CPD FOIA 15-0342
Attached for review draft response the below FOIA. Please note that this response consistent with (and nearly
identical to) the responses which sent WBBM last month regarding this same incident/video. Ive reached out IPRA and they have confirmed their continued objection the release these materials. unable attach
the records from the training academy this time due the file size (>70 MB). These records consist series
lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and informational guides which are provided recruits in-service officers
during various training sessions. Nothing sensitive and nothing exempt that file. you wish see/review these
materials let know and well try find alternate method get them you.
P.O. Jack Kenter
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(312) 745-5308
8-4263 (Intercom)
From: Cole, Todd (NBCUniversal) [Todd.Cole@nbcuni.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:52
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Subject: FOIA request
January 21, 2015
Chicago Police Department
Attn: Freedom Information Officer
Records Inquiry Section, Unit 163
3510 Michigan Ave.
Chicago, 60653
Via mail: foia@chicagopolice.org
Dear FIOA Officer
Please provide with the unedited onboard dashcam footage recorded every Chicago Police
Department (CPD) vehicle the scene the shooting year old Laquan McDonald the night October 20, 2014. would like this footage whatever format easiest for you, i.e. Dropbox,
DVD. addition all onboard dashcam footage, also requesting the Tactical Response Report and all
other police incident and supplemental reports and call logs related the aforementioned incident,
well all draft and final materials produced the course the Call Commander investigation
into the appropriateness the use force this incident. And also requesting any documents
regarding officer training use force and dealing with people with mental illness. would like this
material email attachment.
When either request number request number ready, please send independent the other. you know, under ILCS 140/7(1)(d)(I), basic police incident reports and arrest information are
provided under the Illinois FOIA.
Regarding any privacy issues, request that you redact the names non CPD witnesses the incident. certain that the release these materials will not interfere with the reported ongoing investigation
being conducted the Independent Police Review Authority. also certain that the release these
materials will not interfere with any law enforcement proceedings. Nor will the release these basic
materials deprive any person impartial hearing endanger the life any law enforcement officer.
Lastly, MSNBC news media organization. The principal purpose this request access and
disseminate information concerning news and current events, and such its purpose non commercial. want thank your department for accepting this request for public records filed under the Illinois
Freedom Information Act and all other applicable open record laws. And anything your department can expedite this request will greatly appreciated. you have any questions can assist any way, please dont hesitate contact me.
Sincerely,
Todd Cole
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New York, New York 10112
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Laura Coronado 
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:53
Platt, Thomas
Jeff Neslund; Michael Robbins
Estate LeQuan McDonald
PLATT 3-3-15.pdf
Dear Mr. Platt:
Attached please find correspondence from Mr. Neslund and Mr. Robbins.
Thank you,
Laura Coronado
Assistant Jeffrey Neslund
Law Offices Jeffrey Neslund North Wacker Drive, Suite 3710
Chicago, 60606
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March 2015
Thomas.platt@ci~ofchicago.org
Thomas Platt
Deputy Corporation Counsel
City Chicago Federal Civil Rights Litigation LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, 60604
Re: re: the Estate LeQuan McDonald, deceased
Dear Counsel: discussed, have conferred with Mr. McDonalds family, and are interested
exploring the possibility reaching prompt resolution the claims) behalf the Estate. order properly and adequately evaluate this case, and precondition entering
into such negotiations, would require the City produce the following materials,
expedited basis:
All witness statements (civilian and police) regarding the shooting LeQuan
McDonald;
Any and all police reports, including narrative summaries all occurrence witness
statements, well the detective closing supplemental report, regarding this incident;
Any and all videos including, but not limited to, red light cameras and Pulaski,
dash cam (video and audio) well any video recovered from the Burger King
restaurant;
Any and all IPRA statements taken connection with this shooting; and
The complaints and all narrative summaries any CRs alleging excessive force against
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke,#9465.
Thomas Platt
March 2015
Further, would contemplate entering into attorneys eyes only agreement, which
could contain the following provisions governing the tender the required information:
The City would produce full and complete set the requested materials (or
(i)
provide assurance that said materials not exist), date certain;
The materials produced would held the undersigned subject
(ii)
attorneys eyes only restriction, and would not duplicated copied while the possession the undersigned;
All materials produced the City would returned upon the completion
(iii)
cessation the negotiations; and
(iv) All communications connection with the negotiation this matter would
remain confidential, governed FRCP 408;
Finally, are reach resolution these claims without filing lawsuit, must
done promptly, within weeks. Due the passage time since the incident, the strong feelings
amongst family members and the community regarding this occurrence, must make prompt
determination the matter can resolved, must litigated.
Regards,
Sincerely,
/s/Jeffrey Neslund
Jeffrey Neslund
/s/ Michael Robbins
Michael Robbins
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:22
Maderak, Jill;Dunaj, Laura
Platt, Thomas
RE: The Estate LaQuan McDonald, 7092
Ok. Thanks!!
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From: Maderak, Jill
Sent: March 04, 2015 1:21
To: Antonucci_White, Jill; Dunaj, Laura
Cc: Platt, Thomas
Subject: Re: The Estate LaQuan McDonald, 7092
JILL, ERIN GOING CALL TOM PLATT THIS
Jill Maderak
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Investigations/Tape Review Unit
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To: Maderak, Jill; Dunaj, Laura
Cc: Platt, Thomas
Subject: RE: The Estate LaQuan McDonald, 7092
Looks like got this subpoena from you 1/15/15. Hope this helps determine