The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records. Each City department is a separate agency responsible for maintaining its own records, so requests should be submitted to the department that maintains the records you want.
All Freedom of Information requests submitted to City of Chicago departments must include the following information:
Civilian Office of Police Accountability FOIA Information:
FOIA requests may be submitted to COPA by personal delivery or sending your written request as outlined below.