Less-Than-Lethal annual review

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1419913-000, DOJ-AP-2019-003043


Due Nov. 14, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of annual reviews of use of less-than-lethal devices, as required and described by Less-Than-Lethal Devices Policy Guide 0517PG.

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.


Emma Best

  • Less-Than-Lethal20Devices20Policy20Guide200517PG20Part200120of2001.pdf

  • FBI20fee20category20and20search20parameters.pdf

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • Eebbe782a6fa508413443ca34eadfa26d3bceb457_Q44117_D2214219

From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search as it was either not reasonably calculated to locate the responsive records, or the Bureau is failing to comply with its own policies.

  • Eebbe782a6fa508413443ca34eadfa26d3bceb457_Q44117_D2214219

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:
* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-003043
* Request Tracking Number: 1419913
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 03/15/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description: FBI Appeal

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2019-003043 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely Reversed/Remanded.
Given the nature of this request, some records are only being released to you as the requester. If you have an account in FOIAonline, you may access those records by . Otherwise, those responsive records will be sent via the method agreed upon with the FOIA processor. logging into FOIAonline (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/home)

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating that the request appeal has been succesful.



  • 10/16/2018


  • 10/16/2018


  • 03/05/2019


  • 03/05/2019


  • 08/06/2019

    Best, Emma, AP-2019-003043, FBI - Remand

  • 09/06/2019

    Appeal Succesful