FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (San Bernardino County Sheriff)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Bernardino County Sheriff of San Bernardino County, CA.
Tracking #

19-1049

Multi Request FBI/DOJ FOIA consult
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: San Bernardino County Sheriff

San Bernardino County

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Hi there

Your first San Bernardino County record request (request number #19-1049) has been submitted.
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From: San Bernardino County Sheriff

San Bernardino County

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Hi there

Record request #19-1049 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

October 31, 2019

 

Dear Ms. Best:

 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (“Department”) has concluded its review of the Public Records Act request, wherein you seek:  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.

 

 

Responding to your request would require a manual search for the categories requested on separate databases and would therefore require a tremendous and unjustifiable expenditure of Department time and resources. Even a clearly framed request for non-exempt material may be denied as unduly burdensome. (American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. Deukmejian (1982) 32 Cal.App.3d 440; California First Amendment Coalition v. Superior Court (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 159, 166.)

 

For the reasons outlined above, your request is respectfully denied.

 

Sincerely,

 

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

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