Journalist impersonation at federal law enforcement agencies (U.S. Postal Inspection Service)

Parker Higgins filed this request with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service 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: U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Good morning Mr. Parker,

A response to FOIA request 2018-FPIS-00408 was mailed out on August 3, 2018. No other further clarification is needed.

Kietta T. Lockerman
Inspection Service Office of Counsel
(A)FOIA Analyst<>