Government Communications on ATF agent murder in Mexico

John Dyer filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2012-34688
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Victor Michel

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence, memoranda, documents, reports, records, statements, audits, call sheets, notes, examinations, opinions, folders files, charts, photographs, electronic mail and other documents and things that refer or relate to all communication between U.S. Embassy in Mexico and the Department of State concerning the assasination in Mexico of ATF agent Jaime Zapata.

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,

Victor Michel

From: Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

I have forwarded this email to the correct inbox for reply.

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Victor Michel,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated February 14, 2013, inquiring about the status of your request. Your request has been assigned case number F-2012-34688 in our system. At this time the Office of Information Programs and Services (IPS) is experiencing a backlog and a delay in responding to FOIA requests. Please accept an apology for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office for reply.

We appreciate your continued patience.

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

I checked the electronic case notes. Your request has been assigned to the appropriate compliance research branch for action. Currently we are determining if we have sufficient information to process your search. You will be receiving a formal acknowledgement letter shortly. A timeframe cannot be provided until the assigned team has had an opportunity to fully review the request.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

I checked the electronic notes on this case. The case is still open. The case has been assigned to an analyst and searches have gone out to the appropriate bureaus. The case notes indicate the searches are still pending. The search time varies. Each case is different and the search time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material. Please be advised the estimated completion date (ECD) on this case is July 2013.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

This is in reference to your email dated September 12, 2013 regarding case number F-2012-34688. Your request for a status inquiry has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

This is in reference to your email dated September 12, 2013 regarding case number F-2012-34688. The estimated completion date for your request is November 2013. Estimated completion dates are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates, not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion. This is due to unusual circumstances, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). However, please note, interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matters, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at

(202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open and one of the searches is back. The documents from the search are in the review process. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date for this case is: November 2013.

- ECDs are subject to change.

- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Your request for a status update has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action. Regards.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel - Would you please place the case number in the subject line of your future status inquiries. Doing this will assist this office in providing a quicker response. This office was informed that due to an intra-agency referral, the new estimated completion date for case number F-2012-34688 is January 2014. Regards,

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

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 Aug. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Your January and February requests for status updates have been forwarded to the appropriate office and Branch Chief for action. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

The new estimated completion date for the subject case is April 2014. Regards,

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Your request for a status update has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.

Thank you,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear John Dyer,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated June 16, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office for status and response. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. John Dyer

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 16, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Katrina M. Wood
U.S. Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated August 18, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

Your estimated completion date is October 2014.
Best,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 20, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Information regarding the status will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is February 2015.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Dyer,

The current estimated completion date (ECD) is February 2015.

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Victor Michel- At this time the ECD is still February 30, 2015.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Victor Michel- At this time the ECD is still February 27, 2015.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Victor Michel- This a follow-up to your case number F-2012-34688 and the new estimated completion date is now May 29, 2015.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

The case notes still indicate the new estimated completion date is May 29, 2015.

Regards,

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Victor Michel,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated June 15, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the team that is processing your request. Information on the status of your request will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available. Our office has also requested an estimated completion date for your request. You will be provided with that date soon.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Victor Michel,

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date for this case is: November 2015

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Regards
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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. 24, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2012-34688.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Victor Michel,

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.]

The estimated completion date for this case is: November 2015
- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov@@http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov@@>

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

At the present time the case notes indicate the estimated completion date for this case is: November 2015

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

The e-mail you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst working on your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

The case is being reviewed.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is November 30, 2015.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michael,

We have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

Given the high volume of FOIA requests, in addition to a backlog which the Department is working diligently to reduce, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA requests.

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The new estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: January 2016

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Department of State

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

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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