FBI: Brad Woodard

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1278453-000
Est. Completion None
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any records mentioning Brad Woodard - a television journalist who worked at various television stations throughout his career. His death was widely reported in the media:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2014/07/brad_woodard_khou_dead.php

Per my understanding of the FOIA process, I am also requesting that the search include "cross referenced" records, not just main file records.

I am also requesting that an ELSUR (Electronic Surveillance) search for records related to Brad Woodard.

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,

Robert Delaware

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Delaware,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Robert Delaware

I am appealing this decision. Brad Woodard was a journalist who worked in several major market television stations throughout the United States. A simple google search:

https://www.google.com/#q=journalist+Brad+Woodard

I do not believe that this request is either too vague or burdensome.

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, 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 #1278453-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Please see below as the FBI is not involved in the appeals process.

If you are not satisfied with the results of your request you may file an appeal with the Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice. Please follow the instructions below when submitting your appeal to OIP.

Please note: Do not submit your appeal to the FBI.

Appeals should be directed in writing to the following:

Director,
Office of Information Policy (OIP)
U. S. Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, N. W., Suite 11050
Washington, D, C. 20530-0001.

Your appeal must be received by OIP within sixty (60) days from the date of your letter in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked, “Freedom of Information Appeal.” Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be indentified easily.

OIP’s Customer Service Number is #202-514-3642.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

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