FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (Kentucky State Police)

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

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kentucky Open Records 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.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Kentucky State Police


The Kentucky State Police has received multiple letters regarding inquiries on request from 2019 and 2020. Because of turnover, the COVID pandemic and the volume of the request over the last several years, if you could submit a new request, we will be glad to fulfill it within the appropriate time frame. To make an Open Records Request to the Kentucky State Police, you must submit a written request to the Official Custodian of Records. Sign the request, print your name, and describe the records (be specific, i.e. name, date, location) you wish to inspect or obtain copies of. Please include your address and phone number. Mail, email, fax or hand deliver your request to the Kentucky State Police Official Custodian of Records, at the following address:

Kentucky State Police
Legal Services Branch
Attn: Stephanie Dawson, Records Custodian
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
FAX: 502-573-1636


Stephanie A Dawson
Executive Staff Advisor
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-1873 (phone)
(502) 573-1636 (fax)

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