Journalist impersonation at federal law enforcement agencies (Department of Justice, United States Marshals)

Parker Higgins filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Journalist impersonation at federal law enforcement agencies
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From: Parker Higgins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records such as policies, manuals, guidelines, and directives, including but not limited to electronic records, concerning undercover operations or activities in which a person may act as a member of the news media or infiltrate media organizations. This request includes, but is not limited to, the guidelines and policies related to criminal and national security operations review committees, and records relating to agency undercover impersonation applications and approval processes, including assessment of the need for an undercover operation. This request includes but is not limited to undercover operations involving impersonation of journalists or members of the news media, or such records relating to agency infiltration of media organizations. This request includes such records relating to any sensitive circumstances of undercover operations, including those that may require additional review (and records relating to those review processes).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Parker Higgins

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

The United States Marshals Service is responding to your Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, request subject as above. Pursuant to your request, a search was conducted of the Investigative Operations Division and located no documents responsive to your request.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."
You may contact our acting FOIA Officer, Katherine Day at (703) 740-3938 or by email at<>, or by regular mail at Office of General Counsel, United States Marshals Service, Bldg. CG-3, 15th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at<>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.


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