LMFAO pics FBI

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 1344703-000, DOJ-AP-2016-002257
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Pictures of DHS, FBI, local law enforcement and private security personnel with the musical group LMFAO during Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. This request is not intended to include all pictures in which law enforcement and security personnel are visible along with LMFAO, but only those in which the law enforcement or security personnel are posing with LMFAO or visibly and clearly in the foreground with LMFAO. These pictures were discussed at the unclassified 2012 National Homeland Security Conference.

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

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.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Michael Best

The nature of my request made it clear that the files would not be found by conducting a name search of the Central Records System (although it is difficult to believe that FBI does not have a file on either the event (Superbowl) or the performers (LMFAO)). The search does not meet the standards for a good faith effort to locate the records requested. As stated in my initial request, the existence of these pictures was revealed by government officials at the National Homeland Security Conference.

From: OIP-NoReply

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