Operation Relentless Pursuit, United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Michigan

Joey Horan filed this request with the Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the United States of America.
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COPS-2020-FOI-0075

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From: Joey Horan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request copies of the documents listed below related to the following grant awards:

1) Operation Relentless Pursuit (ORP) grant awarded to “Detroit” in the amount of $2,474,706 for “15 positions” as detailed at the following link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1275536/download
2) Wayne County Prosecutor's Operation Relentless Pursuit; awarded $1,428,571 under award # 2020-MU-BX-0005 in the BJA system.

The Documents requested include:
-FY ‘20 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Grant Application, FY ‘19 CHP Grant Application, FY ‘18 CHP Grant Application, FY ‘17 CHP Grant Application submitted by the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Michigan and/or the Detroit Police Department and/or the Wayne County Sheriff's Department;
-Special addendum/addenda to FY ‘20 CHP Grant application as called for by the ORP fact sheet issued by COPS, including any Memoranda of Understanding between the USAO Eastern District of Michigan and awardee(s);
-A copy of any relevant Requests for Expressions of Interest, Requests For Proposal (or equivalent calls for bids), responses to Requests for Expressions of Interest, letters of interest, and responses to Requests for Proposals related to the implementation of Operation Relentless Pursuit dating back to June 1, 2019;
-Any records related to the financing or funding of this program, including a copy of any related funding opportunity announcements, grantor status/progress reports, purchase orders, invoices, and other memoranda and documentation regarding the implementation of Operation Relentless Pursuit dating back to June 1, 2019.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at 401-525-0008.

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 be 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,
Joey Horan

From: Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Good afternoon,

Thank you for speaking to me this morning regarding your FOIA request and clarifying the COPS Office records you are seeking to obtain. Based on our conversation, it’s my understanding you are requesting:

(1) A copy of the FY 2017 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant application and program progress reports for the City of Detroit and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, MI.

(2) A copy of the FY 2020 CHP Operation Relentless Pursuit (ORP) grant application for the City of Detroit.

(3) A copy of the FY 2020 CHP grant application for Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, MI.

(3) A copy of all written correspondence between the COPS Office and the City of Detroit regarding ORP funding.

Your FOIA request number is COPS-2020-FOI-0075, please reference this number when contacting our office about this FOIA request. I mentioned during our conversation, there was no CHP solicitation in FY 2018 or FY 2019. Also, as I noted, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Operation Relentless Pursuit grant award number 2020-MU-BX-0005, in the amount of $1,428,571, is an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) award. I have referred your request to OJP for a direct response to you. You may contact the OJP FOIA Office at:

Monica Potter-Johnson
Office of Justice Programs
Office of the General Counsel
Attention: FOIA Staff
810 7th Street, NW
Room 5400
Washington, DC 20531
202-307-6235
Email: FOIAOJP@usdoj.gov

If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact me at 202-514-1873.

Melissa

Melissa Fieri-Fetrow
Associate General Counsel
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
U.S. Department of Justice
Two Constitution Square | 145 N Street, NE | Washington, DC 20530
202.514.1873 (office) | 202.598.3405 (mobile)

From: Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Responsive documents will be sent in multiple emails. First of multiple emails

June 26, 2020

COPS-2020-FOI-0075

Via Email (requests@muckrock.com)
Joey Horan
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 95579
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Horan:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated June 12, 2020. Your request was for the following records:

1) Operation Relentless Pursuit (ORP) grant awarded to “Detroit” in the amount of $2,474,706 for “15 positions” as detailed at the following link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1275536/download
2) Wayne County Prosecutor's Operation Relentless Pursuit; awarded $1,428,571 under award # 2020-MU-BX-0005 in the BJA system.

The Documents requested include:

-FY ‘20 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Grant Application, FY ‘19 CHP Grant Application, FY ‘18 CHP Grant Application, FY ‘17 CHP Grant Application submitted by the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Michigan and/or the Detroit Police Department and/or the Wayne County Sheriff's Department;
-Special addendum/addenda to FY ‘20 CHP Grant application as called for by the ORP fact sheet issued by COPS, including any Memoranda of Understanding between the USAO Eastern District of Michigan and awardee(s);
-A copy of any relevant Requests for Expressions of Interest, Requests For Proposal (or equivalent calls for bids), responses to Requests for Expressions of Interest, letters of interest, and responses to Requests for Proposals related to the implementation of Operation Relentless Pursuit dating back to June 1, 2019;
-Any records related to the financing or funding of this program, including a copy of any related funding opportunity announcements, grantor status/progress reports, purchase orders, invoices, and other memoranda and documentation regarding the implementation of Operation Relentless Pursuit dating back to June 1, 2019.

From: Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

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