Boston DHS OIG Field Office emails with Boston Police Department

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all email communications between the Boston Field Office of the Department of Homeland's Security Office of the Inspector General and the Boston Police Department from August 2011 until the date this request is processed.

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,

Evan Anderson

From: Evan Anderson

Please ignore the error in the phrase "Department of Homeland Security". The apostrophe and "s" were unintentionally added. Thank you.

From: FOIA OIG

Mr. Anderson,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's acknowledgement to the above-referenced FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Kirsten Teal

FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Office of Counsel

From: Teal, Kirsten

Mr. Anderson,

I would like to get some clarification from you regarding this request for "all emails between the DHS-OIG Boston Field Office and Boston Police Department, from August 2011 to present." As it is currently written, your request is very broad and may produce a voluminous amount of records and incur significant fees. In addition, without specific names of individuals or email addresses, it will be very difficult to conduct a search for this information. Please answer the following questions for me regarding your request, in order to clarify what information you are seeking and to possibly narrow your request.

1. Can you provide email addresses and/or names for the Boston Police Department employees that we can use to search for records?

2. Are you requesting emails for all employees in the Boston Field Office? Please note that this field office has both an Office of Audits and Office of Investigations. Are you seeking emails from both program offices? There are currently 17 employees in the Boston FO. Having everyone conduct a search will incur a large amount of search fees.

3. Also, please provide a topic and/or search terms that we can use to search for records.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss this.

Thank you
Kirsten

Kirsten V. Teal
FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Office of Counsel
Phone: 202-632-0346

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

Can I modify my request to include only emails between the Office of Investigations and the Boston Police Department from January 1, 2011 to present? If that is still too broad, then would I be able to further narrow it to emails that contain the word "occupy" in the subject line or body of the email?

I am not particularly familiar with Boston Police Department employees, so I am hesitant to provide names. If the request is still too broad, however, then I will find names to specify.

Thank you,

Evan

From: Teal, Kirsten

Thank you for your response. We will conduct a search with your modified request below.

From: FOIA OIG

Mr. Anderson,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's final response to the above-referenced FOIA request.

Sincerely,
Kirsten Teal

FOIA/PA Disclosure Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Inspector General
Office of Counsel
Phone: 202-632-0346

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