DOJ copies of Equitable Sharing Agreements and Certification

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Department of Justice, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the United States of America.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted to the DOJ from 2009-2013 by the following major metropolitan police departments:

-New York City Police Department
-Los Angeles Police Department
-Chicago Police Department
-Houston Police Department
-Philadelphia Police Department
-Phoenix Police Department
-San Antonio Police Department
-San Diego Police Department
-Dallas Police Department
-San Jose Police Department
-Austin Police Department
-Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
-Indianapolis Police Department
-San Francisco Police Department
-Columbus (Ohio) Police Department
-Fort Worth Police Department
-Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department
-Detroit Police Department
-El Paso Police Department
-Memphis Police Department

I would also like to request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the workings of the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

I have no commercial interest in the requested documents, however they will be instrumental for an article I am writing in the public interest.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted to the DOJ from 2009-2013 by the following major metropolitan police departments:

-New York City Police Department
-Los Angeles Police Department
-Chicago Police Department
-Houston Police Department
-Philadelphia Police Department
-Phoenix Police Department
-San Antonio Police Department
-San Diego Police Department
-Dallas Police Department
-San Jose Police Department
-Austin Police Department
-Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
-Indianapolis Police Department
-San Francisco Police Department
-Columbus (Ohio) Police Department
-Fort Worth Police Department
-Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department
-Detroit Police Department
-El Paso Police Department
-Memphis Police Department

I would also like to request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the workings of the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

I have no commercial interest in the requested documents, however they will be instrumental for an article I am writing in the public interest.

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,

Todd Feathers

From: Bickford, Jennifer

Mr. Feathers—

FOIA requests for records in the possession of DOJ’s Criminal Division must be properly submitted to the contact listed below in the FOIA office. Once you submit the request to the FOIA unit, they will coordinate processing the records.

Jennifer

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From: Todd Feathers

Ms. Bickford,

Thank you for that clarification. For future reference, though, I wanted to advise you that when I called the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering division they advised me to submit my request directly to you.

Thanks again,
Todd

From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all "Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification" forms submitted to the DOJ from 2009-2013 by the following major metropolitan police departments:

-New York City Police Department
-Los Angeles Police Department
-Chicago Police Department
-Houston Police Department
-Philadelphia Police Department
-Phoenix Police Department
-San Antonio Police Department
-San Diego Police Department
-Dallas Police Department
-San Jose Police Department
-Austin Police Department
-Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
-Indianapolis Police Department
-San Francisco Police Department
-Columbus (Ohio) Police Department
-Fort Worth Police Department
-Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department
-Detroit Police Department
-El Paso Police Department
-Memphis Police Department

I would also like to request that all fees be waived as I am a journalist -- employed by MuckRock and the Boston Globe -- and intend to use any pertinent information I receive as a result of this request to educate the public on the workings of the DOJ's equitable sharing program.

I have no commercial interest in the requested documents, however they will be instrumental for an article I am writing in the public interest.

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,

Todd Feathers

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 29, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office’s response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.
Thank you,
FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
US DOJ

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 29, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CRM-300457037.

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 29, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #CRM-300457037.

Thank you for your help.

From: CRM FOIA

Dear Mr. Feathers,

Please see the attached which is this Office's final response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit on 202-616-0307 for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
Department of Justice

From: Todd Feathers

Hello,

Would you care to explain why the tables labeled "Other Non-Cash Assets Received" and "Civil Rights Cases" were redacted? I'm quite interested to hear your justification seeing as how 1) every type of civil rights case that appears in the forms -- whether in the court system or otherwise -- is a public record 2) None of the 16 police departments that responded to identical requests redacted that information 3) There is no personal identifying information in those tables.

Anxiously awaiting word,
Todd Feathers

From: CRM FOIA

Mr. Feathers:

This responds to your email dated December 4, 2014, in which you posed questions concerning information redacted from documents responsive to FOIA Request No. CRM-300457037. If you are dissatisfied with this Office's response to your request, you may file an administrative appeal with the Department of Justice's Office of Information Policy, as described in this Office's final response letter dated December 3, 2014.
Regards,

FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
US Department of Justice

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