NYPD police foreign training invoices, reports

Todd Feathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2016-11014
Due Sept. 29, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Copies of all monthly and annual invoices -- from Jan. 1, 2014 until the date this request is processed -- submitted to the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) by the New York Police Department (NYPD) regarding the deployment of technical advisers on INL training programs.

2) Copies of all monthly and annual progress reports -- from Jan. 1, 2014 until the date this request is processed -- submitted to the INL by the NYPD regarding the activities of NYPD technical advisers participating in INL training programs.

The NYPD is required to submit these documents to INL under memorandums of understanding agreed to by both agencies (See the Feb. 24, 2014 "Appendix to the Memorandum of Understanding" regarding NYPD technical advisers in Haiti).

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public's interest and not for any commercial purposes. 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,

Todd Feathers

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIA Request

Please be advised that questions regarding pending FOIA requests should be submitted to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox at FOIAStatus@state.gov<mailto:FOIAStatus@state.gov>. mailbox.

From: FOIA Status

Dear David Lindsey,

Your e-mail has been forwarded to the Branch Chief and the Analyst working on the case. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request and also a confirmation on the estimated completion date. Information will be provided to you as it becomes available.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

S. Floyd
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Dear David Lindsey,

This is a follow-up to your e-mail on October 10, 2016 concerning case control F-2016-11014.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is April 12, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We appreciate your continued patience. I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

S. Floyd
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Dear David Lindsey,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 11, 2016, inquiring about the status of your request. A search of records has been initiated for your request. That search is continuing. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available. The estimated completion date for your request is still April 12, 2017.

We appreciate your patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear David Lindsey,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated December 15, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Our office has requested another update on the status of your request. We will provide information as soon as it becomes available. The estimated completion date is still April 2017.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: Todd Feathers

Hello,

My apologies for the confusion, but could you please confirm the status of request# F-2016-11008? The previous emails I have received in response to this request are addressed to David Lindsey, which is not me, and I'd like to ensure that my request is being processed.

Here is a copy of my original request, dated 8/31/2016:

"To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Copies of all monthly and annual invoices -- from Jan. 1, 2014 until the date this request is processed -- submitted to the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) by the New York Police Department (NYPD) regarding the deployment of technical advisers on INL training programs.

2) Copies of all monthly and annual progress reports -- from Jan. 1, 2014 until the date this request is processed -- submitted to the INL by the NYPD regarding the activities of NYPD technical advisers participating in INL training programs.

The NYPD is required to submit these documents to INL under memorandums of understanding agreed to by both agencies (See the Feb. 24, 2014 "Appendix to the Memorandum of Understanding" regarding NYPD technical advisers in Haiti).

I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public's interest and not for any commercial purposes. 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,

Todd Feathers
978-970-4650"

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Feathers,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate case F-2016-11014 is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: April 2017

ECD's are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.) Interim releases are provided, as applicable.

We have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for case F-2016-11008. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Todd Feathers

Hello,

The point of my last email was not to inquire about the status of my FOIA request, it was to point out that you are sending me updates for the wrong FOIA. My request is F-2016-11008, you have been sending me updates for F-2016-11014.

Can you please confirm that someone is processing F-2016-11008?

Todd Feathers
978-970-4650

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Feathers,

Understood. It was unclear which case you wanted an update on so we provided status on both cases.

We have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for case F-2016-11008. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3cmailto:foiastatus@state.gov>>

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Feathers,

This is in reference to your email of January 27, 2017 regarding FOIA case number F-2016-11008 and to your previous correspondence with this office. Please include FOIA case number F-2016-11008 in the subject line in your future correspondence with this office.

We have contacted the Analyst in the Compliance and Research Branch assigned to your case and have asked for a status update. As soon as we receive a reply, we will inform you.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State

FOIA Requester Service Center

(202) 261-8484

foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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