|Multi Request||FBI/DOJ FOIA consult|
|Submitted||Aug. 26, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Tennessee Public 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.
In order for this to be an official request, you will need to fill out the enclosed 720 form. Once you have completed the 720 form, send that back along with a copy of your photo ID to:
Once we have received both the completed 720 form and a copy of your photo ID, processing will begin.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at MNPDPublic@nashville.gov<mailto:MNPDPublic@nashville.gov>
Central Records Division
811 Anderson LN., 37115
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Tennessee Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
On August 26, 2019 we responded to your request. Please see below.