Andrew Carter Thornton II

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all files on Andrew Carter Thornton II (Drew Thornton). Thornton was a former paratrooper and Kentucky police officer who became involved in organised crime and drug trafficking which eventually led to his death in 1987.

Proof of death is not required as his was widely reported at the time:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1985/10/20/drew-thorntons-last-adventure/982df601-7c8c-4955-a09c-b6d1f3b0a426/
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-12-08/features/8503250433_1_warrior-spy-gadgetry-vengeance
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/12/nyregion/parachutist-dies-with-cocaine-sack.html

FOIA case law establishes the extent to which agencies MUST search all records system reasonably believed to contain responsive documents, even if it means contacting former employees. Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of the Department to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” In addition, the Justice Department’s May 2004 FOIA Guide states that an agency “cannot limit its search to only one record system if there are others that are likely to turn up the information requested.”

Please search all of the following DOJ components:

Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Associate Attorney General
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Criminal Division
Drug Enforcement Administration
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Federal Bureau of Investigation*
INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau
National Security Division
Office of the Inspector General

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,

Joseph Lloyd

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA030917-1.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

For further information regarding the status of your request please contact the department in the attached letter.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,
For further information regarding the status of your request please contact the department in the attached letter.
Thank you,
MRU FOIA

From: Joseph Lloyd

Hi,

I'm withdrawing this request.

Joe

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