Amtrak FOIA Request

Vernon Freedom filed this request with the Amtrak of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-FOI-00121
Due May 16, 2014
Est. Completion Nov. 7, 2015
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Vernon Freedom

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to request all employee disciplinary records, including but not limited to complaints, charges, reprimands, warnings, probations, internal investigations, outcome of all investigations, disciplinary actions taken, etc, on all employees working at the Amtrak Police Department in New Orleans, La from 2005 to the present.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Vernon Freedom

From: Campbell, Ryan A

Mr. Freedom,

Attached is an official acknowledgement letter to your April 18, 2014 FOIA request. Please read over the letter and if you have any questions regarding your request feel free to contact Sharron Hawkins via e-mail at Hawkins@amtrak.com<mailto:Hawkins@amtrak.com> or via phone at 202-906-3741.

Ryan Campbell
FOIA Assistant

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

A search is being conducted for records responsive to your request. Once the records have been gathered and forwarded to the FOIA Office, we will be able to give you an approximate date.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Vernon Freedom

Dear Ms.Hawkins,

Reference # 14-FOI-00121 (your letter dated May 2, 2014)

I am still waiting to receive the requested FOIA information. It has been 2-1/2 months since you acknowledged my request and I do not have the information I originally requested.

Please advise when I will receive the full details of my request.

Regards,
V. Freedom

From: Hawkins, Sharron

You were advised that records responsive to your request were located in offsite storage and would have to be retrieved by our field office and searched. During this time, you were provided with an interim response on June 27, 2014. In our July 10, 2014 email you were also advised that the FOIA Office had just received records and would be going through the review process. In addition you were given a timeframe of approximately 4 weeks.

In earlier communications you were informed that Amtrak was also working through its backlog of requests and that your request did not require expedited treatment. However, we have been working as expeditiously as possible to process your request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

Mr. Freedom,

In order to speed up the process, we have decided to provide you with interim responses. You will receive the first interim response by August 21, 2014.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

We are still going through the review process. You may anticipate receiving another interim response in approximately 3 weeks.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

You may anticipate a response in approximately 2 more weeks. Records are still be reviewed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

You may expect your next interim response by May 1st.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

You may anticipate an interim response in approximately 2 weeks.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

Please see attached interim response in regards to FOIA request: 14-FOI-00121.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 18, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14-FOI-00121.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Hawkins, Sharron

We are working through our backlog of requests. You may anticipate another interim response to your request in approximately 3 weeks.

Sharron Hawkins
Lead FOIA Specialist

From: Hawkins, Sharron

Please find attached the 6th interim response to your April 18, 2014 FOIA request.

On April 18, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to request all employee disciplinary records, including but not limited to complaints, charges, reprimands, warnings, probations, internal investigations, outcome of all investigations, disciplinary actions taken, etc, on all employees working at the Amtrak Police Department in New Orleans, La from 2005 to the present.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Vernon Freedom

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 11357
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Hawkins, Sharron

Due to the backlog of requests, the completion date will have to be extended for 12-14 weeks. The next interim response will go out by November 18, 2016.

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