Information about Sensitive Investigation Unit program in Mexico

John Dyer filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2012-33603

Est. Completion None
Status
Partially 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:

By means of the following, I request any and all information about the Sensitive Investigation Unit (SIU) program in Mexico. In particular, I request data on the assasination of several of its members during FY 2006-2012. Without asking for any names, I request the number of SIU agents that have been killed in that period, as well as the total for every one of the years mentioned.

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: 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. 14, 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 am forwarding this to the FOIA Status mailbox for reply.

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. 14, 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 am forwarding this email to the appropriate mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Jones,

Muckrock News has a substantial number of requests with the Department of State. Please provide a case number.

Thank you,

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel - Your FOIA request was initially acknowledged on August 20, 2012, and formally acknowledged on September 27, 2012. The request was assigned case number F-2012-33603 and assigned to the appropriate Compliance and Research Branch for action. The fee waiver was granted.

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. 14, 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. Victor Michel,

This is in response to your e-mail dated November 22, 2012 regarding case number F-2012-33603. Your case has been assigned to a team. They are currently determining the search offices and are in the process of contacting them.

If you have further concerns or have 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.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Victor Michel,

This is in reference to your request for an estimated completion date for case:

F-2012-33603. The estimated completion date is June 30,2013.

Branch Chief’s Statement:
- 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.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Please be advised that we have notified the office of your continued interests and concerns.

If you have further concerns or have 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.

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. 14, 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,

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 one of the searches has come back and the documents are currently under review, the other search is still pending. The search and review 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.

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. 14, 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 estimated completion date for this request is still June 2013.

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. 14, 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,

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 one search is back and the documents are under review and the other search is 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.

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. 14, 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 documents are back from one search and are currently under review. The other search is 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 as in the previous e-mail sent to you on January 4, 2013 the estimated completion date (ECD) of this case is June 2013 and that date is subject to change.

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. 14, 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. 14, 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. 14, 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 June 14, 2013 email regarding case number F-2012-33603. Your request for a status inquiry has been received and forwarded to the appropriate office for action.

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. 14, 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 regarding case number F-2012-33603 has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

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

In the future, would you please include the FOIA Case number in your subject line. It would make processing your inquiry more efficient. It appears that you were informed on Oct. 23, 2012 that the case number is F-2012-33603. Generally, when a case number is not reflected in the subject line or the current requested inquiry, an email is sent back requesting the case number. This action delays a response to you regarding your inquiry. Regards,

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Michel - The estimated completion date for case number F-201-33603 is October 2013. Regards,

From: Department of State

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

From: Department of State

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

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