DHS Tear Gas Shipments

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2021-HQFO-00579

2021-FPFO-00095

Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

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From: Freddy Martinez


To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the last 18 months, between February 22, 2021 to August 2019 I seek the following records:

- Documents sufficient to show the number of less than lethal munitions used by DHS in Portland Oregon.
- Documents sufficient to show the number of chemical agents used by DHS in Portland Oregon.
- Documents sufficient to show the number of re-supplies to DHS in Portland Oregon.
- Documents sufficient to show the number of re-supplies to DHS in Portland Oregon.

For the purposes of processing this FOIA, I am seeking that you search in the FACTS database which should contain the information, per your PIA. Records *may* be located in the SEACATS database or elsewhere. Do not limit your search to FACTs. For the purposes of this FOIA, I am looking for the use of all chemical agents by DHS in Portland. According to DHS records, "chemical agents" include CS gas, tear gas, pepper spray and other forms of "less lethal" weapons. Please search for records inclusively.

Please be aware that I am searching for records in possession of BOTH DHS HQ and Federal Protective Services.

DHS FOIA OFFICIAL PROCESSING THIS REQUEST: DO NOT CLOSE THIS REQUEST AFTER SENDING IT TO THE FPS SUBAGENCY. I know as a general practice that DHS will close FOIA requests after forwarding the request to its sub agencies for processing. DO NOT DO THIS. If necessary, please SPLIT the request and assign them new tracking numbers. Again, DO NOT close my request for records in possession of DHS HQ and search for records in your posession.

This request is being made by Open The Government, a non-profit organization.

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,

Freddy Martinez

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Afternoon,
Attached is our amended acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office
Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

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