Justice Department sample applications for cell site simulator warrants

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # CRM-300514453
Due Feb. 29, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All sample applications for warrants to deploy cell site simulators in all jurisdictions, as maintained by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division.

Per the amended policy on cell site simulators, "Department of Justice Policy Guidance: Use of Cell-Site Simulator Technology" (available at http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/767321/download): "Courts in certain jurisdictions may require additional technical infonnation regarding the cell-site simulator's operation (e.g., tradecraft, capabilities, limitations or specifications). Sample applications containing such technical information are available from the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the Criminal Division. To ensure courts receive appropriate and accurate information regarding the technical information described above, prior to filing an application that deviates from the sample filings, agents or prosecutors must contact CCIPS, which will coordinate with appropriate Department components."

As I am submitting this FOIA request in my capacity as a journalist who has covered extensively the deployment of cell site simulators by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. As this request concerns a matter of intense public interest and responsive documents will be posted online for the public to review free of charge, I further request a waiver of any applicable fees.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave
New England Center for Investigative Reporting

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA012916-3.

Thank you.

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Please see attached revised FOIA response letter. The previous FOIA response letter included the Office of Pardon Attorney due to an error. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, contact the Criminal Division at (202) 616-0307.

Thank you.

MRU FOIA

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office's response to your request. If you have any

questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307[X] for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit

Criminal Division

U.S. Department of Justice

  • 300514453 Musgrave (Acknowledgment Letter - Routed Request)

From: CRM FOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,
Please see the attached, which is this Office's status update of your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.
Thank you,
FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

From: CRM FOIA

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,
Please find a copy of your requested status report attached to this message. Thanks.

  • 300578376 - Musgrave Shawn - Signed Status Letter - January 18 2017

From: CRM FOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,
Please see the attached, which is this Office's status update of your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.
Thank you,
FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

From: CRM FOIA

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Please see the attached, which is this Office's response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

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