FLETC "ABCs of Surveillance" video

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-072
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The final product as well as all final project description documents (including any treatments, shot list and synopsis documents) for project VP-030-05, entitled "ABCs of Surveillance," as described in the attached excerpt from the listing of FY2005 video productions.

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.

Having read the memos from Mr. Holzer of the DHS Privacy Office regarding the classification of requests submitted via MuckRock, I am aware that you may have been advised to scrutinize the fee category claims of MuckRock staff and users. That memo did not, however, indicate that all MuckRock requesters are to be considered as commercial requests, as several other DHS component offices have seen fit to do. Rather, FOIA officers are to ascertain the fee category based on individual requester characteristics.

Here are a selection of my published articles to support my claim of news media requester category (some published via the MuckRock website for public viewing without a paywall, others on other media outlet websites and in print):

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2013/dec/15/boston-police-close-alpr-program/

www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/14/boston-police-suspend-use-high-tech-licence-plate-readers-amid-privacy-concerns/B2hy9UIzC7KzebnGyQ0JNM/story.html

www/bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/syracuse-home-to-an-air-force-drone-squadron-banned-drones

I'd be willing to send scans of clips or any other proof of journalistic bona fides you may require, including successful grant applications to the Fund for Investigative Journalism, clips of talks I've given at journalistic conferences or any number of other substantiating documents to confirm my chosen profession.

Per all of the above, I clearly fall within the definition of a media requester, and request confirmation of such categorization along with your acknowledgement letter.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: Wallace, Peggy T

Mr. Musgrave:

Please see your acknowledgment letter attached.

Peggy Wallace
FOIA/Disclosure Specialist
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
IT Business Management Division, Bldg. 681
Glynco, Georgia 31524
Phone: (912) 261-4512
Fax: (912) 267-3113

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5.U.S.C. 552). It is to be controlled, stored, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy relating to FOUO information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have need-to-know without prior approval of an authorized DHS official.

From: Wallace, Peggy T

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Please see attached response letter to you regarding your FOIA request.
Thanks,

Peggy Wallace
FOIA/Disclosure Specialist
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
IT Business Management Division, Bldg. 681
Glynco, Georgia 31524
Phone: (912) 261-4512
Fax: (912) 267-3113

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5.U.S.C. 552). It is to be controlled, stored, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy relating to FOUO information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have need-to-know without prior approval of an authorized DHS official.

From: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

The request has been rejectedby the agency.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Apologies for the delay in response. I agree to pay fees up to $50 -- please provide a fee estimate prior to proceeding if fees are anticipated to exceed this amount.

Best,
Shawn

From: Wallace, Peggy T

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Please see your final response letter with attachments.
Thank you.

Peggy Wallace
FOIA/Disclosure Specialist
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
IT Business Management Division, Bldg. 681
Glynco, Georgia 31524
Phone: (912) 261-4512
Fax: (912) 267-3113

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5.U.S.C. 552). It is to be controlled, stored, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy relating to FOUO information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have need-to-know without prior approval of an authorized DHS official.

From: Wallace, Peggy T

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Please see your final response letter with attachments.
Thank you.

Peggy Wallace
FOIA/Disclosure Specialist
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
IT Business Management Division, Bldg. 681
Glynco, Georgia 31524
Phone: (912) 261-4512
Fax: (912) 267-3113

WARNING: This document is FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO). It contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act (5.U.S.C. 552). It is to be controlled, stored, handled, transmitted, distributed, and disposed of in accordance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy relating to FOUO information and is not to be released to the public or other personnel who do not have need-to-know without prior approval of an authorized DHS official.

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