Mile High Spirits Distillery Shooting Incident

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

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- emails from June 2nd, 2018 to January 1st, 2019 regarding the June 2nd incident at Mile High Spirits Distillery in Denver, Colorado
- any emails to/from FBI agent Chase Bishop in regards to the June 2nd incident at Mile High Spirits Distillery from June 2nd, 2018 to December 31st, 2019
- any incident reports, memos, briefings, or other documents pertaining to the June 2nd incident at Mile High Spirits Distillery

The June 2nd incident in question is when, while at Mile High Spirits and Distillery in Denver, Colorado, FBI Agent Chase Bishop's firearm came out of his holster when he went to perform a backflip and was negligently discharged (hitting Tom Reddington in the leg) when he went to pick it up. Agent Bishop was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree, which he plead guilty to and received probation. Agent Bishop was off-duty at the time of the shooting but the FBI did comment on the matter as his position was frequently mentioned.

Such information is in the public interest as this incident was covered in the news repeatedly (, and there is video of the incident.

In addition to standard practices, please conduct:

- Searches of the Electronic Case File System (ECF)
- Searches of Special Agent in Charge (SAC) safes, including any content that was formerly held in a SAC safe.
- Searches of SENTINEL
- Searches of Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices
- Searches of the Investigative Data Warehouse (IDW), including IDW-S, SPT, and DOCLAB-S sub-systems/indices
- Searches of the Data Integration and Visualization System (DIVS)

I request all cross-referenced records be provided. If any responsive or cross-referenced records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, please provide all records related/pursuant to their destruction/transfer. This includes but is not limited to:

- Confirmation of destruction and destruction slips
- File Numbers or other forms of ID of the aforementioned destroyed records
- Documents/records with any references to the destruction of the aforementioned destroyed records.
- Transfer slips
- Any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records

I want **ALL** records identifiable with this request, even though reports based on those records may have been sent to department headquarters or other department offices, and even though there may be duplication between sets of files. Please produce all records with their administrative markings intact, and all reports, memos, and documents to include any and all administrative pages. In any responsive material, please black out rather than white out or cut out material.

I request the administrative case file (including search slips and processing notes, i.e email correspondence and text messages) for this request. When searching email records, please search for any tracking information/identification assigned to this request, including but not limited to appeal number/ID, request number/ID, tracking number/ID, etc.

This part of the request is to be processed only after you have completed processing all of the above parts. This part does not request that you create any new record; rather, it requests the records that you will have created in processing the above parts, and will therefore exist before you conduct the search for this part. See McGehee v. CIA, 697 F. 2d 1095, 1100-05 (D.C. Cir. 1983) (agency must use time-of-search cut-off date, not time-of-request).

Wherever possible, please release responsive documents as individual files. Compiling all responsive documents into a single PDF reduces accessibility and ease of use, providing unnecessary complication.

Please conduct interim releases of responsive records (otherwise known as a "rolling release"). Ideally, provide any preprocessed pages initially and conduct interim releases for further pages.

**I ask that you understand that I am requesting any and all records concerning the subject in any way, including but not limited to those listed in the General Index and any and all other indexes.**

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.


Michael Quinn

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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