Open DHS Death Investigations (Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO))

Andrew Free filed this request with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2019-ICFO-39213

Multi Request Open DHS Death Investigations
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Andrew Free

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. Electronic records evidencing or describing the total number of open investigations into deaths of individuals in DHS custody (including ICE and CBP) as of May 8, 2019.

2. Any records showing the the case number, responsible agency or agencies, and status of each investigation identified in Item 1 above.

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,

Andrew Free

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)

Good morning,

I am currently showing that there is no record of your request in our system. Please re-submit the request. Once your case is input into the system, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and be assigned a case number you may use to track the status. We do apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience.

Respectfully,

ICE FOIA

From: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)

Mr. Free,

ICE's final response to your FOIA request, 2019-ICFO-39213, for the following records:1. Electronic records evidencing or describing the total number of open investigations into deaths of individuals in DHS custody (including ICE and CBP) as of May 8, 2019.2. Any records showing the the case number, responsible agency or agencies, and status of each investigation identified in Item 1 above. is attached.

Please note that the attachment may be password protected. If you are prompted to enter a password when opening the attachment and you did not receive a password it may be in your junk/spam folder.

Sincerely,
ICE FOIA

From: Andrew Free

I hereby appeal the determination of the agency to apply a blanket 7(A) exemption to all records, including those which would not reveal any identifying information regarding a particular investigation. DHS death investigations conducted by ICE do not qualify for the 7A exemption because they are not conducted in contemplation of *any* civil or criminal enforcement proceeding. Thus, the requested records do not meet the threshold requirements for 7(A).

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