FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (Connecticut State Police)

Emma Best filed this request with the Connecticut State Police of Connecticut.
Multi Request FBI/DOJ FOIA consult
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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests (FOI/FOIL/FOIA etc.) with either the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Connecticut State Police

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Connecticut State Police

Good Morning Ms. Best:

I write with respect to your FOIA request (attached). In order to effectively process this request, I need clarification as to what exactly you are seeking. Please provide me with more guidance on the subject matter of your request as well as a timeframe. As it's worded right now, the request is too board. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you!

Shelley Vincenzo
Paralegal
Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
E-mail: shelley.vincenzo@ct.gov<mailto:shelley.vincenzo@ct.gov>
Phone: 860-685-8150
Fax: 860-685-8611

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From: Connecticut State Police

Good Morning Ms. Best:

I am following up to my email below seeking clarification on your FOIA request dated August 26, 2019. Please be advised that if I do not receive a response from you by November 15, we will close our file. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at the number below. Thank you.

Shelley Vincenzo
Paralegal
Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
E-mail: shelley.vincenzo@ct.gov<mailto:shelley.vincenzo@ct.gov>
Phone: 860-685-8150
Fax: 860-685-8611

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NOTICE: This e-mail transmission and any accompanying attachments may contain confidential or privileged information. They are intended only for use by the individual or entity named on this e-mail transmission. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to disclose, copy, distribute or use, in any manner, the contents of this information. If you have received this e-mail transmission in error, please notify us by e-mail immediately.

From: Connecticut State Police

Good Morning:

As your emails below indicate, I sent you two emails on September 3 and October 24 seeking clarification on your request. I have not heard from you in that regard. I would once again ask that you please provide clarification as to what exactly you are seeking as well as a timeframe so that I could effectively process your request. Thank you.

Shelley Vincenzo
Paralegal
Legal Affairs Unit
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
E-mail: shelley.vincenzo@ct.gov<mailto:shelley.vincenzo@ct.gov>
Phone: 860-685-8150
Fax: 860-685-8611

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NOTICE: This e-mail transmission and any accompanying attachments may contain confidential or privileged information. They are intended only for use by the individual or entity named on this e-mail transmission. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to disclose, copy, distribute or use, in any manner, the contents of this information. If you have received this e-mail transmission in error, please notify us by e-mail immediately.

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