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Update: Crestwood School – re: FOIA Denial

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On May 26, 2013


This is an update from this article published on Sep 21, 2012.

I spoke with the attorney from the Illinois Attorney General’s office this week about the FOIA request for review I submitted after Crestwood School denied my request for security camera video from the day a child was locked outside the school for an as yet undetermined amount of time. He assured me this review was still under review and a determination would be made by the end of June 2013. This is a classic example of why we have started using the court system to obtain documents. Courts take approx 2-3 months while the Attorney General takes anywhere from 4 months to 2 years, and yes we still have a review out there from that started almost 2 years ago.

Below are the documents in the order they were sent/received.

Original FOIA request

Crestwood Denial

My Appeal for reconsideration and updated appeal

Crestwood denial of appeal

My FOIA request for review sent to IL Atty Gen PAC

Crestwood response to the request for review

My rebuttal of their response

Your guess is as good as mine as to when we will receive an answer to this FOIA review. I am confident we will prevail and obtain copies of the footage.



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