The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires governmental bodies, such as the Police Board, to provide access to certain public records.
Police Board records that are accessible under the FOIA include the following:
Because each City department is a separate agency responsible for maintaining its own records, a FOIA request for Police Board records is to be directed to the Police Board's FOIA Officer:
Max A. Caproni
Chicago Police Board
30 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
The request must be in writing and include a description of the records that are being requested (please be as specific as possible).
If photocopies of records are requested, a fee of 15 cents per page may be charged for copying in excess of 50 pages to cover reproduction costs.
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