Ibragim Todashev FBI File

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1309452-000
Status
Completed

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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 any files the FBI has on Ibragim Todashev, born September 22, 1985 and died May 22, 2013.

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: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Anderson,

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<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

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

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

When can I expect to receive a fee estimate?

Sincerely,

Evan

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

I have elected to pay the $35 necessary to complete the request in CD form. You should receive the check in the mail shortly.

Thank you,

Evan

From: MuckRock

Hello,

A check for $35 has been placed in the mail.

Thank you very much.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $35 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached request.

Thank you very much for your help.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Nov. 4, 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 #1309452-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Evan Anderson

Hello,

Please update me as to the status of this request.

Thank you,

Evan

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, requesters are encouraged to utilize the online option to Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request by following the instructions in the attached sample. The last status update was performed on February 18, 2015.

Upon entering your FOIPA Request Number, the requester will be provided “ONE” of the following STATUS RESULTS:

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act guidelines. *The Disclosure analyst is making a line by line, page by page review of the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review, if approved, a release will be forthcoming.

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via form letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply. *Requests are received by Initial Processing (IP) where they are opened, assigned a FOIPA Request Number and correspondence mailed to the requester. The IP analyst searches for, retrieves and reviews potentially responsive records. If responsive records are located, they are forwarded to Disclosure for processing.

The FBI’s FOIPA Program has identified potential responsive information to your request and awaits assignment to a Government Information Specialist (GIS) for further processing. *Responsive information was located and has been forwarded to the “Backlog” where the request awaits assignment to a GIS for processing.

The information you have requested is part of a previously requested subject matter and will be preprocessed in accordance to the prior releasable information. *A previous request has already been made for the subject matter.

The request is currently in appeal status with the Office of Information Policy (OIP). *The FBI is not involved in the appeals process so please contact OIP’s Customer Service regarding appeal matters at (202) 514-3642.

The request is currently in litigation with Federal Court

The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file. *Correspondence and/or a release of records were recently mailed. If you recently had a change of address please contact us at foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

*Material is provided for information purposes

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: 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 Nov. 4, 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 #1309452-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis, requesters are encouraged to utilize the online option to Check the Status of Your FOIPA Request by following the instructions in the attached sample. The last status update was performed on April 1, 2015.

Upon entering your FOIPA Request Number, the requester will be provided “ONE” of the following STATUS RESULTS:

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is processing your request in accordance to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act guidelines. *The Disclosure analyst is making a line by line, page by page review of the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review, if approved, a release will be forthcoming.

The FBI’s FOI/PA Program is searching the FBI’s indices for potentially responsive documents. You may be contacted via form letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply. *Requests are received by Initial Processing (IP) where they are opened, assigned a FOIPA Request Number and correspondence mailed to the requester. The IP analyst searches for, retrieves and reviews potentially responsive records. If responsive records are located, they are forwarded to Disclosure for processing.

The FBI’s FOIPA Program has identified potential responsive information to your request and awaits assignment to a Government Information Specialist (GIS) for further processing. *Responsive information was located and has been forwarded to the “Backlog” where the request awaits assignment to a GIS for processing.

The information you have requested is part of a previously requested subject matter and will be preprocessed in accordance to the prior releasable information. *A previous request has already been made for the subject matter.

The request is currently in appeal status with the Office of Information Policy (OIP). *The FBI is not involved in the appeals process so please contact OIP’s Customer Service regarding appeal matters at (202) 514-3642.

The request is currently in litigation with Federal Court

The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file. *Correspondence and/or a release of records were recently mailed. If you recently had a change of address please contact us at foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

*Material is provided for information purposes

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: 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 Nov. 4, 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 #1309452-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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

From: MuckRock

A copy of this appeal has been sent to the Office of Information Policy.
___________________________________________________________

Please consider this an appeal to the fulfilment of my Freedom of Information Act request for the personal agency file of Ibragim Todashev, copied below.

More than 200 pages of the files provided to me are redacted or wholly deleted despite many of them being publicly available online at SAO9Documents.net. The Florida State Attorney's Investigative Report (available here: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Todashev%20Final%20Report%2003-17-14%20(OCR)%20(redacted).pdf) contains documents entirely removed (or redacted) from the files provided to me.

More specifically, the agency withheld documents related to an interview with the special agent at the scene, which are publicly available here: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Attachments%2050-71%20%28pgs.%20200-301%29%20%28OCR%29%20%28redacted%29.pdf#page=29.

In addition, the agency did not provide summaries of interviews with Todashev's neighbors, which are again publicly available at the following address: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Attachments%2072-92%20%28pgs.%20302-400%29%20%28OCR%29%20%28redacted%29.pdf#page=94.

Furthermore, the FBI frequently cited exemptions (b)(7)(E), (b)(6), and (b)(7)(C), without providing justification as to how the exemptions apply to the withheld documents or redactions.

Therefore, I recommend that you remand this request back to the FBI for a good faith review and provision of responsive documents per their transparency obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Sincerely,
Evan

From: MuckRock

A copy of this appeal has been sent to the Office of Information Policy.
___________________________________________________________

Please consider this an appeal to the fulfilment of my Freedom of Information Act request for the personal agency file of Ibragim Todashev, copied below.

More than 200 pages of the files provided to me are redacted or wholly deleted despite many of them being publicly available online at SAO9Documents.net. The Florida State Attorney's Investigative Report (available here: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Todashev%20Final%20Report%2003-17-14%20(OCR)%20(redacted).pdf) contains documents entirely removed (or redacted) from the files provided to me.

More specifically, the agency withheld documents related to an interview with the special agent at the scene, which are publicly available here: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Attachments%2050-71%20%28pgs.%20200-301%29%20%28OCR%29%20%28redacted%29.pdf#page=29.

In addition, the agency did not provide summaries of interviews with Todashev's neighbors, which are again publicly available at the following address: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Attachments%2072-92%20%28pgs.%20302-400%29%20%28OCR%29%20%28redacted%29.pdf#page=94.

Furthermore, the FBI frequently cited exemptions (b)(7)(E), (b)(6), and (b)(7)(C), without providing justification as to how the exemptions apply to the withheld documents or redactions.

Therefore, I recommend that you remand this request back to the FBI for a good faith review and provision of responsive documents per their transparency obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Sincerely,
Evan

From: Evan Anderson

Please consider this an appeal to the fulfilment of my Freedom of
Information Act request for the personal agency file of Ibragim
Todashev, copied below.

More than 200 pages of the files provided to me are redacted or wholly deleted despite many of them being publicly available online at SAO9Documents.net. The Florida State Attorney's Investigative Report (available here: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Todashev%20Final%20Report%2003-17-14%20(OCR)%20(redacted).pdf) contains documents entirely removed (or redacted) from the files provided to me.

More specifically, the agency withheld documents related to an interview with the special agent at the scene, which are publicly available here: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Attachments%2050-71%20%28pgs.%20200-301%29%20%28OCR%29%20%28redacted%29.pdf#page=29.

In addition, the agency did not provide summaries of interviews with Todashev's neighbors, which are again publicly available at the following address: http://sao9documents.net/documents/Attachments%2072-92%20%28pgs.%20302-400%29%20%28OCR%29%20%28redacted%29.pdf#page=94.

Furthermore, the FBI frequently cited exemptions (b)(7)(E), (b)(6), and (b)(7)(C), without providing justification as to how the exemptions apply to the withheld documents or redactions.

Therefore, I recommend that you remand this request back to the FBI for a good faith review and provision of responsive documents per their transparency obligations under the Freedom of Information Act.

Sincerely,
Evan

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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From: OIP-NoReply


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