Emails between US Marshals and Boston/MA State police

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015USMS27406
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all emails between the US Marshals Service and the Boston Police Department, sent between March 1, 2014, and November 15, 2014, containing any of the following words: "Stingray", "dirtbox", "IMSI catcher" or "cell site simulator".

A copy of all emails between the US Marshals Service and the Massachusetts State Police, sent between March 1, 2014, and November 15, 2014, containing any of the following words: "Stingray", "dirtbox", "IMSI catcher" or "cell site simulator".

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,

Evan Anderson

From: USMS FOIA

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

Washington, DC 20530-1000

January 5, 2015

Evan Anderson
MuckRock News
Dept. MR 15153
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2015USMS27406

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request for records maintained by this Bureau. We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.

Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under 28 C.F.R. § 16.11 or § 16.49, up to $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

If you should have any questions, please contact us at (202) 307-9054.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

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 Dec. 25, 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: USMS FOIA

We are working on it

From: USMS FOIA

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U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
February 4, 2015

Evan Anderson
MuckRock News
Dept. MR 15153
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request No. 2015USMS27406
Subject: Stingray Emails Boston, MA

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is responding to your request for “a copy of all emails between the US Marshals Service and the Boston Police Department, sent between March 1, 2014, and November 15, 2014, containing any of the following words: "Stingray", "dirtbox", "IMSI catcher" or "cell site simulator"; and a copy of all emails between the US Marshals Service and the Massachusetts State Police, sent between March 1, 2014, and November 15, 2014, containing any of the following words: "Stingray", "dirtbox", "IMSI catcher" or "cell site simulator".”
Pursuant to your request, the USMS conducted a search of the Investigative Operations Division and located no records responsive to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with my action on this request, you may appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001. Your appeal must be received by OIP within 60 days of the date of this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act Appeal.” In the event you are dissatisfied with the results of any such appeal, judicial review will thereafter be available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. 552(c ) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010)). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General
Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

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