CIA-NYPD MOU/MOAs

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2017-01401
Due Aug. 3, 2015
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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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:

All Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or similar agreements concluded between the CIA and the NYPD between 1980 and the date this request is processed.

Such requested MOU/MOAs should include (but are not limited to) those agreements identified in the CIA Office of the Inspector General's December 2011 executive summary, "Review of the CIA-NYPD Relationship". (See https://epic.org/foia/cia/CIA-IG-NYPD-Rprt.pdf). Please note that this IG report was provided to the Electronic Privacy Information Center following a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, and that the existence of the MOAs listed below are now considered to be public knowledge.

In part, the above report reads: "On 9 August 2007, [redacted] requested a full-time permanent [redacted] analyst to support NYPD-ID. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was drawn up [...] The MOA documents that [redacted] would identify potential foreign leads of interest to CIA;

[....]

"Although an experienced officer who claimed she was aware of the limitations when working with local law enforcement, [redacted] had not signed an MOA at the time she was interviewed by OIG in [redacted]. During the course of the OIG inquiry, DDCIA Morell was briefed by OIG about the findings thus far, and subsequently he directed that [redacted] management ensure the MOA for [redacted] was signed. As of the date of this report, OIG has no information this has been fulfilled.

[....]

"[Redacted] an MOA was drawn up and signed, and [redacted] began his assignment to New York on [redacted] as a Special Representative to NYPD. The MOA defined [redacted] role: he would be co-located with NYPD-ID but remain an Agency officer, operating under CIA authorities, and would be limited by restrictions applicable to Agency activities."

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. Here is a selection of my published articles on MuckRock:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/12/how-843-lbs-seized-pot-lead-customs-and-border-pro/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/12/fbi-and-justice-department-cant-find-drone-privacy/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/22/air-force-knows-how-many-mq-9-drones-it-wants-cant/

I have also been published in a number of other national media outlets:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-us-spent-360-million-on-border-drones-thanks-to-this-flimsy-report

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-air-force-says-it-needs-precisely-52-new-reaper-drones-cant-explain-why

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

As the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and pertains to a matter of considerable public interest, I further request a full waiver of all fees.

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: 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 July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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