Emails regarding Laquan McDonald
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Ronan Shableskireshableski@cps.eduNetwork Safety Manager at Chicago Public Schools, per of people, mostly at PoliceTuesday, October 21, 2014 5:58 AM10/21/2014 5:58:00111Sender noted that student (with given ID number) was shot, killed the previous day.SV
Jadine Choujpchou@cps.eduChief Safety and Security Officer at Chicago Public Schools, per, Janey;Rivera, Arnaldo;Bennett, KennethTuesday, October 21, 2014 7:47 AM10/21/2014 7:47:00122Forwarded a news media report, said the victim's name was confidential until they could notify YCCS, his charter schoolSV
Lieutenant Edwin Kaup Jrn/aCommanding officer, General Investigations Bureau of Internal AffairsClark;Susan E.;Curry;Cynthia;Klichowski;GregoryG.;Klimas;RobertJ.;Melean; FrederickR.;O Neill;DonaldJ.;Pakula;RichardE.;Rivera;JuanJ.;Roussell;JamesM.; Sobo;Robert;Welch Ii;EddieL.;Wysinger;AlfonzaGulliford;Wayne M.;Johnson;EddieT.;Mc Naughton;David R.;O Donnell;JamesC.Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:41 PM10/29/2014 23:41:00155Van Dyke relieved of police powers (surrendered his star, hat shield and department ID)None of the emails for the recipients are listed. SV
Sergeant Tracy Sandersn/aAdministrative Section, HR, CPDWysinger;Alfonza;Roussell;James M.;Williams;Eugene E.;Gulliford;Wayne M.; Johnson;EddieT.;Mc Naughton;David R.;O Donnell;JamesC.;Dowd;Donna M.Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:14 AM10/30/2014 11:14:00166Defines where Van Dyke was assigned at midnight after the incidentSV
Claire BusheyCBushey@crain.comCrain's reporterJohn HoldenMonday, December 08, 201412/8/2014 0:00:00177She's doing a story about Futterman and Kalven's call to release the video. Wants to ask Patton if they wil release it.
Shauntelle Reynoldsn/aParalegal IIsean.quarterman@chicagopolice.orgOlortegui, Darwin;Antonucci_White, Jill;Platt, ThomasFriday, November 14, 2014 2:57 PM11/14/2014 14:57:00177A city paralegal requests the dashcam videos for Beats 815R, 845R, for incident RD#HX745653SV
Robert Klimasrobert.klimas@chicagopolice.orgCommander BIAJames M. RoussellMonday, November 17, 2014 3:02PM11/17/2014 15:02:00188Thread about Stuart Nicol, a Court Appointed Special Advocate, who requested the indicent report via FOIA and was denied. SV
Scott Andoscott.ando@iprachicago.orgChief Administrator, IPRAJaney RountreeMonday, December 08, 2014 5:16 PM12/8/2014 17:16:0011010Sent a link to The Invisible Institute's press release. Mentions names Futterman (attorney) and Kalven (journalist). SV
Liza FranklinN/ADeputy Corporation CouncilJohn.Holden@cityofchicago.orgPatton, Stephen;Darling, Leslie;Platt, Thomas;Notz, Jane;Breymaier, Shannon;Maloney, MartinMonday, December 08, 2014 6:13 PM12/8/2014 18:13:0011111Thread: Claire Bushey (Crain's) sent John Holden an email of wanting to get a statement about any video related to the incident. Holden said he didn't think it was a Law matter. Franklin said it wasn't a lawsuit as of now. GB
Stephen PattonN/ACity of Chicago "Corporation Counsel" (MRE [Emanuel]'s lead legal advisor)Lisa SchraderMonday, December 08, 2014 6:27 PM12/8/2014 18:27:0011515Left Schrader a voicemail (doesn't seem important). SV
Adam Collinsn/aDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorMartin Maloney (CPD)Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:43 AM12/9/2014 10:43:0011919AP journalist Don Babwin asks if CPD is going to weigh in on this, and Collins says defer to IPRA. SV
Stephen PattonNACity of Chicago "Corporation Counsel" (MRE [Emanuel]'s lead legal advisor)Schrader, Lisa;Spielfogel, David;Rountree, Janey;Quinn, Kelley;Collins, AdamTuesday, December 09, 2014 11:37 AM12/9/2014 11:37:0012222Mentions a lawsuit about a shooting on King Drive in Oct.'14, but asks everyone to watch for incoming lawsuit about Laquan McDonald. SV
Scott Andoscott.ando@iprachicago.orgChief Administrator, IPRAJaney RountreeMitchell Steven; Hirsch, Steven; Werth, MeeraFriday, December 05, 2014 12:40 PM12/5/2014 12:40:0012323Lists all of the pending IPRA investigations at USAO and SAO (United States Attorney's Office, State's Attorneys Office). SV
Mary Mitchellmmitchell@suntimes.comSun-Times journalistMartin Maloney (CPD)Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:31 AM12/10/2014 11:31:00125-2625Journalist asks for comment about Futterman's call to release the video. Maloney and Adam Collins say they defer to IPRA. It's actually part of a longer thread about protests on State Street (following Ferguson decision?) and Mitchell (journalist) is asking about a certain protestor's arrest. SV
Jennifer RottnerAssistant Director of News AffairsAssistant Director, Office of News AffairsTuesday, December 23, 2014 11:14 AM12/23/2014 11:14:0013232Rottner sent to Maloney and Collins an update on FOIA responses her office made. She said that the CPD will deny FOIA requests from Pam Jones (CBS) and Steve Miller (WBBM) because the IPRA is still investigating. SV
Thomas PlattNADeputy Corporation CounselStephen Patton, James Dunn, Jane Notz, Lisa Schrader, Janey RountreeTuesday, January 20, 2015 4:30 PM1/20/2015 16:30:0013434Completely redacted, about 8 linesSubject line: Fatal shooting on video, 4000 S PulaskiSVYes
Martin MaloneynaCPDAdam CollinsTuesday, February 10, 2015 9:45 AM2/10/2015 9:45:0014040Journalist Jamie Kalven is asking Maloney if he has any comment about the discrepancies between the autopsy report and the police account of what happened to McDonald.SV
Steven Hirschn/aChief of Staff, IPRAScott Ando, Steven Mitchell, Larry MerrittWednesday, February 11, 2015 9:20 AM2/11/2015 9:20:0014444Forwarded Kalven's article. Hirsch said, "Took opportunity to give IPRA a quick shot, but focus is on PD. Hopefully, SAO/USAO will be moving forward soon."SV
Mary MitchellSun-Times journalistMartin Maloney (CPD)Monday, February 23, 2015 2:13 PM2/23/2015 14:13:0014646Mitchell is following up on her 2014 story, and is now asking for an official response about the autopsy report (which conflicts with incident report). SV
Kelley QuinnDirector of Communications for the MayorAdam CollinsUpdate_List; Darling, Leslie; Rountree, Janey; Maloney, Martin (, February 23, 2015 4:06 PM2/23/2015 16:06:0015151Quinn asks Collins to find out where journalist Mary Mitchell is "going with this" (her column). SV
Jack KenterFreedom of Information Officer, Office of Legal AffairsLynda PetersMartin Maloney, Jennifer Rottner, David Harri, Chloe Rasmas, Leslie Darling, Janey Rountree, Shannon BreymaierThursday, February 26, 2015 11:47 AM2/26/2015 11:47:0016262Kenter is asking for approval on the FOIA response he's going to send to Todd Cole (MSNBC) who requested the unedited dashcam video (via DVD or Dropbox) and the Tactical Response Report, documents regarding officer training use of force, and dealing with people with mental illness. Kenter says he can't send the attachments because they are >70 MB. SV
Laura Coronadolcoronado@lawmdr.comAssistant to Attorney Jeffrey NeslundThomas Platt (Deputy Corporation Counsel)Jeff Neslund, Michael RobbinsTuesday, March 03, 2015 3:53PM3/3/2015 15:53:00165-6765Neslund appears to be McDonald's lawyer, and they are asking the city for materials/evidence. "We are interested in exploring the possibility of reaching a prompt resoultion of the claims on behalf of [McDonald's] estate".SV
Jill MaderaknaPolice Communications Operator IIJill Antonucci-White, Laura DunajThomas Platt3/4/2015 9:51:003/4/2015 9:51:0016969Response to a subpoena: Maderak works at OEMC in the "Investigations/Tape Review Unit" and is providing IDs that seem to correspond to audio recordings. SV
Thomas PlattnaDeputy Corporation CounselMary Ruether, Liza, Franklin, Stephen PattonWednesday, March 04, 2015 2:22 PM3/4/2015 14:22:00172-8272Thread with scanned attachments about McDonald's estate's probate documents filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.SV
Jennifer Rottnerjennifer.rottner@chicagopolice.orgAssistant Director, Office of News AffairsAdam Collins, Chloe Rasmas, Leslie Darling, Shannon Breymaier, Janey Rountree, Lisa SchraderFriday, March 06, 2015 9:48 AM3/6/2015 9:48:00183-8983Rottner explains that Jeremy Gorner's (Tribune) FOIA request is denied pending IPRA investigation. The response is attached. (There's another email in File #1 from March 26, 2015, talking about another denial to Gorner.)SV
Laura Coronadolcoronado@lawmdr.comAssistant to Jeffrey NeslundThomas Platt (Deputy Corporation Counsel)Jeff Neslund, Michael RobbinsFriday, March 06, 2015 4:37 PM3/6/2015 16:37:00190-11490Attachment from McDonald's estate's attorneys "submitting the following demand in an effort to resolve this matter expeditiously without litigation". Neslund writes, "I submit the graphic dash cam video will have a powerful impact on any jury and the Chicago community as a whole. This case will undoubtedly bring a microscope of national attention to the shooting itself as well as the City’s pattern, practice and procedures in rubber- stamping fatal police shootings of African Americans as 'justified.' " This message includes color screenshots of the dashcam video, scans of McDonald's funeral service pamphlet, the autopsy report, and other important documents. Want to make a note that the attorney asked for this over a month before the settlement. AKA DURING the election. SV
Scott Andoscott.ando@iprachicago.orgChief Administrator, IPRAWilliam Delaney (Cook State's Attorney)Mar 11, 2015 4:51 PM3/11/2015 16:51:001121121Ando asks Delaney if Daleney has discussed sending transcripts of civilian witness interviews to the Chicago Dept. of Law. Response is inconclusive if they should be sent. SV
Thomas PlattDeputy Corporation CounselJeff Neslund, Michael RobbinsThursday, March 19, 2015 11:34 AM3/19/2015 11:34:001125-127125Platt, who is counsel for Chicago, has a bunch of questions for McDonald's estate's lawyers (McDonald is the plaintiff in the case). Questions are about McDonald's personal life, family, education, guardianship, any mental/physical illnesses. SV
Jennifer RottnerChicago Police SpokeswomanLandon Wade (CPD)A lot of peopleThursday, March 19, 2015 11:57 PM3/19/2015 23:57:001128128Rottner is descrbing how she denied Evelyn Wang's (Northwestern University) FOIA request for police reports. This thread is hard to follow but it doesn't seem that significant. SV
Jennifer Rottnerjennifer.rottner@chicagopolice.orgChicago Police SpokeswomanAdam Collins, Chloe Rasmas, Janey RountreeMartin MaloneyFriday, March 20, 2015 9:52 AM3/20/2015 9:52:001130-132130Talks about denying FOIA request for 911 calls (that's OEMC, not CPD) and survieillance video (CDP didn't have any). Rottner also response to Rountree who asks what the policey is on redacting victim names. Rountree later says, "I'll be helping with FOIA for the next three weeks as we try to triage the insanity that is the mayor's office press room right now."SV
Laura CoronadoThomas PlattJeff Neslund, Michael RobbinsFriday, March 20, 2015 5:33 PM3/20/2015 17:33:001133-139133McDonald's estate's attorneys respond to Platt (corporation counsel) questions about McDonald's personal life and family. This gets really detailed and private about his mother, father, education, school grades, etc.
Michael Robbinsmdrobbins@lawmdr.comMcDonald's estate's attorneyThomas Platt3/23/20153/23/2015 0:00:001140-141140It's unclear what email this is attached to, but it's a letter from McDonald's estate's attorney expressing his concern that the city shared McDonald's personal information with people at CPD, "who could be defendants in a code of silence Monell claim, despite the fact that the letter was sent to the City in confidence". Letter also appears to be unhappy with settlement figures the city had offered. It goes on: "As for damages, we are confident that LaQuan McDonald will be portrayed as a very positive and sympathetic figure by his teachers, court advocates, as well as by family members. We believe that a jury would be very receptive and sensitive to LaQuan’s mother, who was on the verge of reuniting her family when LaQuan was taken from her and his sister."SV
Mark Richardscpdsubpoenaunit@chicagopolice.orgSergeant, Chicago Police Department, Subpoena UnitThomas PlattJoseph Perfetti, William BazarekThursday, March 26, 2015 1:48 PM3/26/2015 13:48:001142142Includes attachment: Subpoena asking for copies of reports, dashcam video, photographs of the crime scene. Subpoena was filed on Feburary 10, 2015. SV
Thomas PlattDeputy Corporation CounselDaniel Goodmann (Mesirow Financial)Monday, March 30, 2015 5:39 PM3/30/2015 17:39:001151-163151Includes attachment of a probate document that establishes McDonald's mother Tina Hunter as his heir. SV
Jennifer RottnerChicago Police SpokeswomanJaney Rountree, Adam Collins, Chloe RasmasMartin MaloneyTuesday, March 31, 2015 12:40 PM3/31/2015 12:40:001164164FOIA request denial to Gaynor Hall (WGN), who was requesting access to video. SV
Jennifer RottnerChicago Police SpokeswomanJaney Rountree, Adam Collins, Chloe RasmasMartin MaloneyTuesday, March 31, 2015 4:29 PM3/31/2015 16:29:001168168Denial of FOIA request from Tim Novak (Sun-Times) asking for "all cases under investigation by IAD" [sic]That "IAD" should probably say "IAB" (Internal Affairs Bureau)SV
Thomas PlattDeputy Corporation CounselLeslie Darlin, Patricia DominguezWednesday, April 01, 2015 9:26 AM4/1/2015 9:26:0011701702 line email redacted entirely, subject line is "finance memo, McDonald". The email says it has an attachment called "McDonald LaQuan council_Memo.doc"SVYes
Daniel Goodmandgoodman@mesirowfinancial.comManaging Director - Structured Settlements Mesirow FinancialThomas PlattWednesday, April 01, 2015 4:53 PM4/1/2015 16:53:001171-174171Goodmann suggests changes to the settlement document for McDonald's estate. There's more about this on pages 187-189 and page 194.SV
Steven HirschIPRAAdam Collins, Janey Rountree, Scott Ando, Larry MerrittVance HenryThursday, April 02, 2015 9:04 AM4/2/2015 9:04:001175-177175Stats about cases reviewed by IPRA (like justification of force), in response to a protest by and a meeting with Community Renewal Society. SV
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorShannon Breymaier, Kelley Quinn, Tarrah CooperThursday, April 2, 2015 10:05:48 PM4/2/2015 22:05:481179179Thread about planning responses to FOIA requests. Some are about McDonald, some are about what look like unrelated questions (Peoples Gas, Navy Pier, school stuff). Planning document was written by Breymaier.SV
Matt FischlerNAAssistant Administrative Secretary IIJaney RountreeFriday, April 03, 2015 5:31 PM4/3/2015 17:31:001181-182181Message indicates that there is an attachment calleld "Public Safety April and May (mf edits).doc", but it's not included in the PDF. SV
Thomas PlattDeputy, Federal Civil Rights Division (City Hall)Leslie DarlingPatricia DominguezThursday, April 02, 2015 9:02 PM4/2/2015 21:02:001183183Message to Leslie, and her response, are both completely redacted. SVYes
Michael Robbinsmdrobbins@lawmdr.comThomas PlattMonday, April 6, 2015 7:28 PM4/6/2015 19:28:001184-185184McDonald's estate's lawyer (Robbins) says that keeping the video and other materials confidential until the criminal charges are "concluded" "is entirely unreasonable", and this "broad, sweeping confidential provision" wasn't discussed in the meetings. SV
John HoldenNALeslie HardingFriday, April 03, 2015 5:53 PM4/3/2015 17:53:001186186Message says it has an attachment called "McDonald LaQuan Talking Points.doc", but the attachment isn't in the PDF. Email content is entirely redacted except for "Have a good holiday" from Holden.SVYes
Liza FranklinNADeputy Corporation Counselor, Federal Civil Rights Division (City Hall)Thomas PlattTuesday, April 07, 2015 4:12 PM4/7/2015 16:12:001190190Message is missing the attachment "McDonald LaQuan council_Memo.doc". Text from Franklin and Platt are redacted. SVYes
Thomas PlattNADeputy Corporation Counselor, Federal Civil Rights Division (City Hall)John Holden, Leslie DarlingStephen PattonTuesday, April 07, 2015 5:02 PM4/7/2015 17:02:001192192Message missing attachments: "McDonald LaQuan council_Memo 4-7.doc", "Q and A McDonald ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGED CONFIDENTIAL WORK PRODUC.docx"SV
Thomas PlattNADeputy Corporation Counselor, Federal Civil Rights Division (City Hall)Michael Robbins (estate's attorney)Wednesday, April 08, 2015 11:51 AM4/8/2015 11:51:001196-209196Thread discusses somes revisions to the settlement agreement between Platt and estate's lawyer Robbins. Platt ask for Robbins's FEIN number in order to "carry out expedited payment". Settlement is attached. Letter on official letterhead is also attached describing how the settlement agreement will be presented to Finance Committe on April 13, 2015. SV
Laura Coronadolcoronado@lawmdr.comAssistant to attorney Michael RobbinsThomas PlattMichael Robbins, Jeff NeslundWednesday, April 08, 2015 1:31 PM4/8/2015 13:31:001210210The message says that there's an attachment which is the executed Release, and that Robbins's clerk will deliver the original this afternoon. The attachment isn't in the PDF. SV
Thomas PlattLaura CoffeyWednesday, April 08, 2015 2:27 PM4/8/2015 14:27:001211-214211Message indicates it has attachments: Signed release/settlement, limited power of attorney by Tina Hunter (McDonald's mother), vendor code request, letter to estate's counsel. None are in the PDF. Followed by various emails (without attachments) with people's document edit suggestions.SV
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorLeslie DarlingWednesday, April 08, 2015 3:28 PM4/8/2015 15:28:001215215Sorry this took so long – it’s been a crazy day.PDF is missing the attachment, "McDonald Settlement TPs April 2015.docx" (TPs has meant "talking points" in other emails)SV
Patricia DominguezExecutive Administrative Assistant, IILeslie DarlingWednesday, April 08, 2015 5:40 PM4/8/2015 17:40:001216216Message subject is "Settlements"missing these attachments: "Koschman memo to City Council redline 4.8.2015.doc; LaQuan McDonald settlement memo 4 8 2015 LMD's clean w Liza and Jeff edits.docx; Bruce Finance Committee Settlement Draft Memo Redline 4.8.2015.doc"SV
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorMartin Maloney (CPD)Janey RountreeThursday, April 09, 2015 10:42 AM4/9/2015 10:42:001219-220219Collins says they should come up with a plan, to be proactive, and to deal with past incidents. How to frame our public safety efforts, and a bunch of journalist requests for comment. "Bolded items are things Emanuel could be involved in at some level".Seems importantSV
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorLaura Coffey, Leslie Darling, Thomas Platt, Liza Franklin, John Holden,Thursday, April 09, 2015 12:36 PM4/9/2015 12:36:001227-230227Message from Breymaier redacted. Thread is about edits to the settlement Q&A document. Referenced attachments are not attached. SVYes
Stephen PattonCity of Chicago "Corporation Counsel" (MRE [Emanuel]'s lead legal advisor)Adam Collins, Janey Rountree, Leslie Darling, Update_List4/10/2015 6:25:004/10/2015 6:25:001231231Patton says he had a chance to "focus on this last night, and to discuss it with my police litigators" and he's okay with directing questions about the settlement (to be presented to Finance committee the following week) to the IPRA, and hand out a statement that Scott Ando wrote. Later, on page 242-246, Sally Daly from the Cook State's Attorney Office chimes in. Ando's statement is: ""The City of Chicago takes every incident in which an officer fires their weapon extremely seriously, which is why this agency, an independent, civilian organization, investigates each and every of them. At the outset, we immediately refer every officer‐involved shooting to state prosecutors, who review the case to determine if criminal charges may be appropriate. The shooting that led to Laquan McDonald's death has been and is being investigated by prosecutors, and as a result we cannot offer any further comment."SV
Lynda PetersCity Prosecutor, Legal Information, Investigations & Prosecutions Division, Law DepartmentLeslie Darling, Stephen Patton, John HoldenJill Antonucci White, Thomas Platt, Shauntelle ReynoldsFriday, April 10, 2015 11:02 AM4/10/2015 11:02:001236-237236Thread is about a forward from OEMC that details a FOIA request Allegra Martin (OEMC) received from Chloe Atkins and Don Moseley (NBC) requesting 911 records. They had previously been produced by Jill Maderak, which Martin saw by searching the subpoena database. Martin asks if relaeasing the 911 records (audio/event queries) will interfere with any pending litigation. SV
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorJaney Rountree, Martin MaloneyFriday, April 10, 2015 1:17 PM4/10/2015 13:17:001239239/Mitchell's email is attached. SV
John HoldenDirector of Public AffairsStephen Patton, Leslie Darling, Shannon BreymaierMonday, April 13, 2015 11:40 AM4/13/2015 11:40:001257-258257Mary Mitchell (Sun-Times) is asking why the Law Department decided to settle the McDonald case. The statement is printed in the message. It also talks about Patton's performance on CBS2 (Dan Koslov) camera. Fran [Spielman, asssumed] also got some video of this speech. The statement is "The Department of Law recommended settlement of the McDonald case in consultation with attorneys for his estate and because we believe that it was the most equitable and expeditious solution to resolving any possible claims. The settlement has no bearing on independent and ongoing investigations underway by both state and federal authorities.”SV
Jeremy Gornerjgorner@chicagotribune.comTribune reporterMartin Maloney (CPD)Monday, April 13, 2015 4:24 PM4/13/2015 16:24:001271271Gorner is asking for exact time and date that Van Dyke was stripped of police powers. The answer was October 29 (but the response back to Gorner isn't here). SV
John HoldenDirector of Public AffairsShannon Breymaier, Stephen Patton, Leslie Darling, Jane Notz, Adam CollinsMonday, April 13, 2015 6:22 PM4/13/2015 18:22:001275275Thread about whether or not they should correct the media about their being an FBI or Department of Justice investigation. Spielman said FBI. That's apparently correct.SV
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorAdam Collins, PRESS_LISTTuesday, April 14, 2015 9:31 AM4/14/2015 9:31:001282-285282They're preparing for a press conference and this is a rundown of all the McDonald-related topics, and irrelevant/citywide topics (like airports, or schools). Also mentions Hillary (assumed Clinton), and Rauner giving EDGE credits vs. social services. One message says, "Need to add Burke strip club rule 41"SV
Monica DaveyNew York Times reporterKelley QuinnAdam CollinsApril 14, 2015 10:36:21 AM4/14/2015 10:36:211286-287286Journalist Davey is asking who the contact person is to get answers on her upcoming story. Collins says he'll take care of it. In a later email on Page 304, Breymaier says that Patton thinks it's better to talk to Davey than to provide a written response. SV
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorAdam Collins, Lisa Schrader, Update_List, Leslie Darling, Stephen Patton, Janey Rountree, Jessica HigginsTuesday, April 14, 2015 11:36 AM4/14/2015 11:36:001288-289288Breymeier is asking if Patton shoudl continue responding to reporters questions in a live Q&A "downstairs". Collins says, "Defer to Lisa [assumed Schrader]"SV
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorAdam Collins, Janey RountreeTuesday, April 14, 2015 12:13 PM4/14/2015 12:13:001290-291290Braymeier leads a thread about how to respond to reporters, including national press like Cheryl Corley and Monica Davey (NYT). Cheryl Corley is NPR ChicagoSV
Monica DaveyNew York Times reporterMartin MaloneyAdam CollinsTuesday, April 14, 2015 1:08 PM4/14/2015 13:08:001292-293292Davey is the Chicago bureau chief and is asking Maloney a lot of questions, including about Burge, Van Dyke, to view the dashcam video, and if it's true this is the first time an officer has been charged for involuntary manslaughter. Maloney replies internally saying there are some questions they should go ahead and answer. SV
Chip Mitchellcmitchell@wbez.orgWBEZ reporterMartin Maloney, John HoldenAdam CollinsTuesday, April 14, 2015 1:15 PM4/14/2015 13:15:001294-295294Journalist Chip Mitchell (don't confuse with Mary Mitchell) is asking why the city hasn't released the video or the officer's name. Collins responds internally, asking for confirmation about the Burger King surveillance camera deleted scenes. A sentence following "Janey also had a good thought" is redacted, meaning we can't know what her good thought was. SVYes
Jeremy Gornerjgorner@chicagotribune.comTribune reporterJohn HoldenThomas PlattTuesday, April 14, 2015 3:50 PM4/14/2015 15:50:001306306Journalist Gorner is asking about the toxicology report and the report's amendment saying there was PCP in McDonald's body, and if the city's lawyers knew about this before settling with the estate. Later on page 311 Adam Collins asks if this has any implications on the settlement to which Stephen Patton says "no". SV
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorAdam Collins, Joe Deal, Update_ListApr 15, 2015 10:33 AM4/15/2015 10:33:001313-314313Breymeier makes a comment about how Fran is "not satisfied with the answer about how we are paying for the Burge reparations" and that Emanuel may be asked about this at the press conference. Kelley Quinn replies, "Tell her OTR that it'd be premature to speculate, even though she likes to do that. She got the answer earlier."SV
Monica DaveyNew York Times reporterWednesday, April 15, 2015 12:23 PM4/15/2015 12:23:001319-320319Davey asks, essentially, "Did the council really just approve the $5 million settlement with no discussion?" Also asks about Burge legislation. SV
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorShannon Breymeier, John Holden, Stephen Patton, Leslie DarlingWednesday, April 15, 2015 3:51 PM4/15/2015 15:51:001324-329324AP is asking for a statement about when the city will release the video. There's a massive redacted section from Stephen Patton. Page 325 talks about the AP and MSNBC calling for a statement. Holden is saying they should respond with what they said before: "Because this matter is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation by federal and state law enforcement authorities, we do not want to interfere with and potentially compromise an ongoing criminal investigation." SVYes
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorJohn Holden, Stephen Patton, Leslie Darling, Jane Notz, Shannon BreymeierThursday, April 16, 2015 11:43 AM4/16/2015 11:43:001337337Brent Staples from NYT is calling landlines and asking questions. Collins says he'll put together the answers soon. SV
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorJohn Holden, Stephen Patton, Leslie Darling, Shannon BreymeierThursday, April 16, 2015 1:31:33 PM4/16/2015 13:31:331343-348343Collins is passing along what Brent Staples at the NYT (part of the editorial board) is going to write about. Collins says maybe they shouldn't let Staples get into the story more than he already is. Clothilde Ewing asks if they should stress that Emanuel also wants the video to come out. Later on page 348, lots of redacted statements from Collins. SVYes
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorJohn HoldenShannon BreymeierTuesday, April 21, 2015 6:33 AM4/21/2015 6:33:001363363Collins reminds his colleauges that they should have set the record straight early on (read to the end on page 364 to understand the context). SV
Jeremy GornerMartin MaloneyApril 24, 2015 6:40:12 PM4/24/2015 18:40:121372-376372Journalist Gorner explains that his story that names Van Dyke as the officer is going to run on Sunday or Monday following the email. SV
Lynda PetersHolden, John;Rasmas, Chloe;Darling, Leslie;Breymaier, ShannonWednesday, April 29, 2015 11:02 AM4/29/2015 11:02:001401401Peters is saying there are no documents pursuant to Kim Janssen's FOIA request (Sun-Times) about receiving federal subpoenas. SV
Thomas PlattDeputy Corporation CounselJohn HoldenThursday, April 30, 2015 5:33 PM4/30/2015 17:33:001404404Email with attachment of document from autopsy showing where all 16 bullets struck McDonald's body. SV
Mark MaxsonRasmas, Chloe;Rottner, Jennifer E.;Rountree, Janey;Collins, AdamTuesday, June 23, 2015 3:56 PM6/23/2015 15:56:0021,680,1691email asks about an update to the CPD FOIA agenda - Maxson responds that there's no updatethe first email on this thread includes an attached list of CPD FOIA lawsuits, mentions that there's one more lawsuit not on the listLCNo
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of MayorJim Roussell, Janey RountreeFriday, May 01, 2015 7:11 PM5/1/2015 19:11:00222Forwards an email from John Holden to Martin Maloney, Shannon Breymaier, Adam Collins, and Leslie Darling reminding Maloney/MPO that officers will get a notice on the McDonald case at the same time as they send out a response to Gorner's FOIA, "sometime early next week", also notifying the FOP and sergeant and lieutenants' unions and providing copies of the settlement. Says this is standard practice.See file 2, pages 11-60ED
Jim RoussellRalph M. Price, Martin MaloneyMark T. SedevicFriday, May 01, 2015 7:13 PM5/1/2015 19:13:00233Forwarding the email above.See file 2, pages 11-60ED
John HoldenDirector of Public AffairsStephen Patton, Leslie DarlingShannon BreyMonday, May 04, 2015 3:36 PM5/4/2015 15:36:00244Talking about call from a Wall Street Journal reporter Zusha Elinson who's asking about certain acronyms, CPDSA and CPDPP (squad accident and police practice). Also mentions that Pam Zekman is essentially asking the same thing. SV
Thomas HaugheyPolice officer, Office of Legal AffairsMartha-Victoria DiazMartin Maloney, Jennifer RottnerMonday, May 04, 2015 8:30 PM5/4/2015 20:30:00255Haughey asks thread to review his response to journalist Gorner, who had requetsed the entire personnel file of Van Dyke.See file 2, pages 11-60SV
Jennifer E RottnerJennifer.Rottner@chicagopolice.orgChicago Police SpokeswomanCollins, Adam;Rountree, Janey;Rasmas, ChloeFriday, May 01, 2015 5:14 PM5/1/2015 17:14:00211-6011Jennifer saying that a response to journalist Gorner's FOIA request for Van Dyke's personnel file is going out, and the file is attached. SV
John HoldenShannon Breymeier,Stephen Patton, Leslie DarlingWednesday, May 06, 2015 6:35 PM5/6/2015 18:35:00242,52942Holden is asking for suggestions on how to respond to a Wall Street Journal request for comment about why the settlement came before even a lawsuit was filed. Patton agrees to send his whole Finance Committee speech to the Journal, but Breymeier says they don't usually share the whole script. 3 lines from Leslie Darling are redacted. SVYes
Adam CollinsDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Mayor Martin MaloneyThursday, May 07, 2015 8:46 AM5/7/2015 8:46:00242,62342Collins tells Maloney "I think we handled this right" in response to an attached New York Times article. SV
James RousellJuan Rivera, Iii Welch, Eddie L, Klimas, Robert J, Deenihan, Brendan D, Adam CollinsMonday, May 11, 2015 1:38 PM5/11/2015 13:38:00262-6662Collins is asking if there really is an FBI investigation into past police-involved shootings (according to Fraternal Order of Police monthly newsletter, which was shared to him by Fran Spielman), and Rousell is sharing the question with more people. Later, thread goes into conversation about how Fran needs to be careful here. [There end up being more people in this thread, including Janey Rountree, Larry Merritt, Thomas Platt, Kelley Quinn, Leslie Darling, Stephen Patton. Later someone says that "Fran is off the (non) story" - "great".]Scott Ando later says "They are investigating the Van Dyk – McDonald shooting, as we all know. I know they are also looking into one from 2013 that the SAO told them they might want to take a look at, which is one with involved member PO Marco Proano; there were tow subjects injured (not deceased), Delqualtis BATES and David HEMMANS, both around 15 yrs old at the time. It happened 12/22/2013 at appr. 9451 S. LaSalle. A broken replica gun was recovered. If they are looking at any other than those two at this time, I’m not aware of it."SV
Don Moseleydmose92480@aol.comMarin Corp Productions (Carol Marin)Martin MaloneyCarol MarinMay 12, 2015 9:17:32 AM5/12/2015 9:17:32269-7169Moseley (NBC5) is asking CPD questions about whether the dashcam had working audio (remember, this is in May, months before the big video drop), asking for an interview with McCarthy, investigations by FBI, SAO. Maloney confers with his colleagues in the Law department and they give a boilerplate response they have already published. SV
Don Moseleydmose92480@aol.comMarin Corp Productions (Carol Marin)Martin MaloneyCarol MarinTuesday, May 12, 2015 9:53AM5/12/2015 9:53:00273-7473Moseley (NBC5) is sharing more about his upcoming story, including that McDonald's estate's attorney's are saying there were coerced/threatened witnesses. SV
John EscalanteEugene RoyMartin MaloneyTuesday, May 12, 2015 11:01AM5/12/2015 11:01:00275-8375Escalante says he talked to Marty about the info Moseley. They're responding to statement from McDonald's estate's attorney that there were threatened witnesses. Eugene says "it's nonsense" and "The case has been settled and there's a federal investgiation underway into the shooting officer's actions". Also reminds people that these witnesses couldn't have been video recorded in the police station because there's no statute requiring that. SV
Martin MaloneyAdam Collins, Shannon Breymeier, John HoldenTuesday, May 12, 2015 11:49 AM5/12/2015 11:49:00284-8684Maloney shared a heavily redacted response to Moseley's claims from McDonald's estate's attorneys. Maloney says, "I talked to some detectives who believe this is all nonsense [redacted...]"SVYes
Martin MaloneyAdam Collins, Shannon Breymeier, John HoldenTuesday, May 12, 2015 11:56 AM5/12/2015 11:56:00287-8887Maloney has a proposed response to Mosely (NBC5), but it's redacted. SVYes
Adam CollinsUpdate_ListTuesday, May 12, 2015 3:49 PM5/12/2015 15:49:0028989Collins has attached a document that's the Q&A for WTTW [I presume a City Hall staffer or Emanuel is making an appearance there]Q&A text embedded in the message is redacted, it's unclear if there was anything in there related to McDonald shooting. File called "WTTW.doc" is not attached. SVYes
John HoldenMartin Maloney, Adam Collins, Shannon BreymaierTuesday, May 12, 2015 9:28 AM5/12/2015 9:28:00294-9694Holden explains that, regarding the FOIA response for the settlement agreement, each officer named was notified, as well as their bargaining units. Also, "Regarding the news, I believe the plaintiff's lawyer was expected to lay low and LM's mother has been pretty adamant about not walking to talk."SV
Thomas PlattWilliam Bazarek, Ralph PriceWednesday, May 13, 2015 12:35 PM5/13/2015 12:35:00299-10999Attached are signed settlement documents, but these seem to be identical to those found in file #1. They're going out as a response to journalist Gorner's FOIA request, which is seen and discussed on pages 111-116.SV
Adam CollinsDirector of Communications at City of ChicagoUpdate_List, David SpielfogelWednesday, May 13, 2015 3:26 PM5/13/2015 15:26:002110110Updated Q&A file for WTTW is attached [it's not] and there's a big redacted area. SVYes
Stephanie WadeStaffer at NBC5 (DePaul University student)Law department FOIA email accountWednesday, May 13, 2015 11:48 AM5/13/2015 11:48:002118-120118Wade is asking for copies of email correspondence, letters, and phone records regarding McDonald. Any documents involving his name between anyone in the Mayor's Office and/or the Mayor's Press Office, the City Council Finance Committee, the City's Corporation Counsel, or the CPD. SV 
Janey RountreeDeputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety at Chicago Mayor's OfficeLisa SchraderWednesday, May 13, 2015 9:04 PM5/13/2015 21:04:002121121Lisa,
Attached is the transition memo for the public safety departments. It looks like a lot, but I promise I left a bunch of stuff out!
File called "Memo for the Chief of Staff.docx" isn't attached. SVYes
Adam CollinsDirector of Communications at City of ChicagoJaney RoundtreeThursday, May 14, 2015 7:07 AM5/14/2015 7:07:002123123Collins responds to a request from Janey about a transition memo for public safety departments. Collins adds 'You can drop chicago mag, criminal Regis and mental health'TC
Adam CollinsDirector of Communications at City of ChicagoUpdate_List;david spielfogel;Forrest ClaypoolFriday, May 15, 2015 8:53 AM5/2/2015 19:13:002125125Addendum to previous email about transition memo, adding in Andrea Zopp from SneedTC
Matt FischlerRountree, Janey;Hill, Kathleen;Iweagwu, TonyWednesday, May 20, 2015 12:01 PM5/20/2015 12:01:002126126Email chain about some release Matt is putting together. Matt responds to a request from Janey about adding a note about summer fellows. He responds: updated, project submissions due Friday June 5TC
Shannon BreymaierDeputy Director of Communications at Office of Chicago MayorPlatt, Thomas; Franklin, Liza; Darling, LeslieWednesday, May 20, 2015 2:36 PM5/20/2015 14:36:002127-129127Email chain about NBC doing a piece on the Lacquan Mcdonald shooting. NBC has damaging claims about CPD accessing Burger King's security video and erasing a large chunk of it. Shannon wants to know if CPD can push back, particularly by mentioning how the video would be duplicative with the police dash camera. Platt adds that IPRA and feds seized and examined the video and did not find any purging or erasing. They agree on a statement to send to Stephen PattonTC