|Submitted||March 21, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any records of communication with Killology Research Group LLC and/or The Grossman Academy. The Grossman Academy is part of the V-Academy corporate alliance, issuing virtual reality training to law enforcement. I would also like any promotional materials given to the department, and if training was sought from either of these law enforcement training companies, then I would like a copy of any contract and any reports that were generated from the program. If Dave Grossman or his companies discussed in any way with the department what the topic or a class or seminar would be, please include that in your response. If any recordings or any newsletters were sent referencing these companies, please include them as well. Please conduct the search from 1/1/13 to the date this request is processed on.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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 15 business days, as the statute requires.
This email is to acknowledge that the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on March 22, 2017. See full FOIA below.
Please note that FOIA allows access to "public records," unless the public record requested falls within one of the enumerated statutory exemptions.
See 29 Del. C. §10002 (definition of "public record" and specific exemptions); 29 Del. C. § 10003 (setting forth FOIA request procedures).
Your request has been sent for legal review and we will provide an update within 15 business days.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 21, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dept MR 35258
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
RE: Freedom of Information Act Request
Dear Mr. Waltman:
By email dated March 21, 2017, you made a request under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for "any records of communication with Killology Research Group LLC and/or The Grossman Academy; any promotional materials given to the department, and if training was sought from either of these law enforcement training companies; any contract and any reports that were generated from the program; discussion regarding the proposed topic or a class or seminar would be, please include that in your response.; recordings or any newsletters were sent referencing these companies, please include them as well; please conduct the search from 1/1/13 to the date this request is processed on.”
The Division of the Delaware State Police (DSP) has determined no documents responsive to this request exist within its custody or control. Please note, as you are out of state, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld state statutes that limit FOIA requests to state citizens only, such as Delaware. McBurney v. Young, 569 U.S. ____ (Apr. 29, 2013)(Docket 12-17).). (See Att’y Gen. Op. 16-IB20).
Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.
A no responsive documents response.