Equipment Issued to Department of Education OIG

Scriven King filed this request with the Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 13-02074-F
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From: Scriven King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents to include purchase orders, correspondence, emails, and pending contracts related to firearms used by the Department of Education.

Any and all documents, correspondence, and emails related to annual firearms training requirements for the Department of Education.

Any and all documents, photos, correspondence related to search warrants executed where forced entry was used.

Any and all documents, correspondence, emails, and photos of equipment used in the service of search warrants executed by the Department of Education.

Any and all documents, regulations, and standard operating procedure regarding the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants.

Any and all emails pertaining to requests for aid from local law enforcement to assist in the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants.

Any and all regulations, correspondence regarding the use of informants by the Department of Education.

Any and all documents pertaining to ballistic shielding used in the execution of search warrants and arrests.

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,

Scriven King

From: OIG FOIA

Mr. Scriven King:

RE: FOIA Request No. 13-02047-F

Dear Mr. King:

This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your August 6, 2013, Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, request received in this office August 6, 2013. You requested the following:

Any and all documents to include purchase orders, correspondence, emails, and pending contracts related to firearms used by the Department of Education.

Any and all documents, correspondence, and emails related to annual firearms training requirements for the Department of Education.

Any and all documents, photos, correspondence related to search warrants executed where forced entry was used.

Any and all documents, correspondence, emails, and photos of equipment used in the service of search warrants executed by the Department of Education.

Any and all documents, regulations, and standard operating procedure regarding the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants.

Any and all emails pertaining to requests for aid from local law enforcement to assist in the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants.

Any and all regulations, correspondence regarding the use of informants by the Department of Education.

Any and all documents pertaining to ballistic shielding used in the execution of search warrants and arrests.

Your request is being processed. If you have any questions regarding the status, you may contact me at 202-245-7001.

From: OIG FOIA

Good afternoon Mr. King,

Can you please clarify a timeframe in which you would like us to conduct a search for the requested records?

From: Scriven King

I'd like a response within the next 4 weeks, please. Many thanks in advance.

Scriven King

From: OIG FOIA

Good morning Mr. King,

Perhaps I was unclear. I would like for you to give me a period of time you would like for us to search for documents, i.e. any documents responsive from 2011-present.

From: Scriven King

Sorry. I would like documents responsive from 2006-present. Many thanks in advance.

Scriven King

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 Aug. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Cook, Elise

Dear Mr./Ms. King,

Please see the attached response to your Fee Waiver request.

Thank you,

Elise Cook
FOIA Public Liaison
ED FOIA Service Center
(202) 401-8365

From: Erceg, Marta

Dear Mr. King: Attached please find my determination in response to your August 6, 2013, FOIA request. Thank you.

From: Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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