CBP excessive force data (CBP) - withdrawn

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2013-162
Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The database of possible excessive use of force allegations underlying the DHS OIG's report ("CBP Use of Force Training and Actions To Address Use of Force Incidents," http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2013/OIG_13-114_Sep13.pdf).

From the report:

To determine the universe of excessive force investigations involving CBP
employees, we received data sets from OIG and JICMS that included more than
21,000 records of possible excessive force allegations.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: FOIA OIG

Mr. Musgrave:

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Attached please find DHS-OIG's acknowledgement of the above-referenced FOIA 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 Sept. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-162.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA OIG

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Please note that due to the government shut-down, our office was unable to work on any FOIA requests during this closure period. Your FOIA request stands in the queue of our outstanding requests. We are currently trying to use all of our resources to respond to requests as quickly as possible. We will be sending out the search request to gather responsive records for your FOIA today. Therefore, we ask for your patience as we attempt to work on responding to all requests in a timely manner.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any additional questions.

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 Sept. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-162.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA OIG

Good morning Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Pursuant to an email dated November 25, 2013, our office contacted you to narrow the scope of your request to make it more manageable for us to respond to your FOIA request. Till today we have not heard from you in response to the above stated email. If we do not hear from you by this Friday, December 6, we will presume that you agree to narrow the scope of your request to the records stated in the November 25th email. Please feel free to contact our office via phone (202-254-4001) or email to discuss any questions you might have regarding this request.

Sincerely,
OIG/FOIA

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Apologies, but I do not see the November 25 email in our records. Could you please resend the narrowing request?

Best,
Shawn

From: FOIA OIG

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

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

Sincerely,
FOIA/DHS-OIG

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Burroughs:

According to the attached, this request has been forwarded to CBP FOIA from DHS OIG. Please confirm immediately and provide an alternate tracking number as appropriate.

Best,
Shawn

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 Sept. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-162.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Please confirm whether this request has been forwarded to CBP, as was indicated in a letter from DHS OIG in December.

Thank you.

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 Sept. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-162.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

This request has not been acknowledged since it was forwarded to your office from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's Office on Sep. 27, 2013.

Please advise as to the status of this request and when a response should be expected.

Respectfully yours,

From: MuckRock.com

Fax failed.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Burroughs,

According to the attached, this request was forwarded to CBP FOIA from DHS OIG in December. To date, despite numerous followups, I have not received any confirmation or a CBP tracking number.

Please advise immediately.

Best,
Shawn

From: PEGUES, TIMIKIA

Mr. Musgrave,

Please check the status of your request via FOIA online, You should be able to view the status of your request by entering the FOIA number that was provided to you.

Please note:****FOIA online is able to provide status update during the processing of your case.
Thanks

Timikia R. Pegues
Government & Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Customs & Border Protection
Office of the Commissioner
Privacy & Diversity Office
Direct: (202) 325-0283
Fax: (202) 325-0230
Emial: Timikia.R.Pegues@cbp.dhs.gov

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Pegues -

It is impossible for me to check the status of this request via FOIAOnline, as CBP has not yet provided a tracking number following its referral.

Please confirm whether this request is being processed by CBP, and provide a tracking number per your obligations under FOIA.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

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 Sept. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-162.

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 Sept. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-162.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

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