2016 Republican National Convention Helicopter Footage

Melissa Hill filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking #

CBP-2018-065622

Due April 20, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Melissa Hill

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act. I am requesting any and all video footage and photographs recorded by the CBP helicopters and any other aircraft under your control during the 2016 Republican National Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Melissa Hill

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281991d08)
* Tracking Number: CBP-2018-065622
* Requester Name: Melissa Hill
* Date Submitted: 06/14/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: see attachment

From: United States Customs and Border Protection

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