Chief Park Police Protests

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.
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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any written or electronic communications, including email attachments, sent or received by the Chief of the Park Police concerning the deployment of the Park Police to Lafayette Square during any protests or unrest that occurred in Washington D.C. between May 26, 2020 and the date this request is processed. This request also specifically seeks any records or communications concerning the Park Police's decision to clear Lafayette Square of protesters on the late afternoon and evening of June 1, 2020.

I am a reporter for the Guardian and other outlets.

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.


Jimmy Tobias

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias,

Your request has been routed to the US Park Police FOIA Office for processing. They should contact you shortly to provide you with a tracking number and an estimated response date. In the meantime you can contact their FOIA Officer at:

Janeen Tyler, USPP FOIA Officer
National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242
(202) 619-7385




Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287


Fax: 303-969-2557


Please send replies to this Address

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From: National Park Service

Your request has been received and has been assigned tracking number NPS-2020-00886. All future correspondence relating to this request should reference this tracking number.

In accordance with 43 CFR 2.15 the National Park Service processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis within several processing tracks. Your request has been placed in the Complex track. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the FOIA Officer at

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello Park Police FOIA Office,

I wanted to check in on this request. What is the estimated completion date for this request?

Please let me know if you get a chance and thank you!

Jimmy Tobias

From: National Park Service

Mr. Tobias

Please find attached the USPP response to NPS-2020-001349 re: seeking communications sent or received by the USPP Chief.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank You
Janeen Tyler
FOIA Officer



  • 10/24/2022

    SIGNED NPS-2020-001349 Tobias initial response.docx