Late 1940s FBI Investigative Techniques

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America .
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the original 1947 memo, follow up reports, and compiled suggestions for investigative techniques mentioned in the July 2011 editions of RIDS FOIA BUZZ. The article, entitled "Real FBI Suggested Investigative Techniques by LAS[REDACTED]", said that in 1947 the FBI compiled this information from agents.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: Michael Morisy

For further clarification, I've attached a copy of the article mentioning the requested documents. Thanks!

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Morisy,

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.

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

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