FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (Nassau County Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Nassau County Police Department of Nassau County, NY.
Multi Request FBI/DOJ FOIA consult


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Nassau County Police Department

Legal Bureau is reviewing your request to determine what may be provided. There should be a determination upon completion of that review within approximately thirty (30) days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at 516-573-7210.

Christine McDonald
Legal Bureau
Nassau County Police Department

From: Nassau County Police Department

From: McDonald, Christine
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:20 PM
To: ':' <requests@muckrock.com>
Subject: LB 974-19
Receipt of your correspondence dated August 26, 2019, wherein, you requested copies of any emails, letters, memos or other records of consultations regarding public records requests with either the Department of Justice, Including the federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency components, is hereby acknowledged.

Please be advised, your request is denied, pursuant to ยง87(2) (g) of the New York State Public Officers Law. The records you seek are considered a non-dispositive intra agency record, which is exempt from disclosure.

You may appeal this decision within thirty days to the Commissioner of Police, at the above address.


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