FBI/DOJ FOIA consult (San Jose Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA.
Multi Request FBI/DOJ FOIA consult
Est. Completion None
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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 Jose Police Department

Hello Emma,

Your request has been received.

Requests for public records are tracked by requestor. I am not able to determine which requests required the consultation of the DOJ, FBI, or DEA. If you are interested in a specific request, I can search the files of the request to determine if there are any records which would be responsive to your inquiry.
Regards,

Monique Villarreal
San Jose Police Department
Research & Development
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

From: San Jose Police Department

Hello Emma,

Please refer to the response provided below of August 30, 2019.
Best regards,

Monique Villarreal
San Jose Police Department
Research & Development
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Direct: 408.537.1656, Main: 408.277.5200

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