OPR Closed Investigations

Brooke Williams filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility of the United States of America.
Tracking # F15-00030
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From: Brooke Williams

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all records referencing closed OPR investigations between January 1, 2012 and November 1, 2014, including but not limited to completed investigative reports; lists of any and all closed investigations, including fields showing case numbers, dates, names of individuals, and any and all additional details; memorandums and correspondence.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Brooke Williams

From: Brooke Williams

Dear Office of Professional Responsibility,

In my FOIA request, I neglected to provide my contact information. Please feel free to call me at 202-615-3551. My additional contact details are below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Brooke

Brooke Williams | Investigative Reporter
Journalism Fellow | Harvard Law School
(202) 615-3551 | @reporterbrooke
reporterbrooke.org

From: Brooke Williams

Dear OPR,

I have not received confirmation of this FOIA request, which I filed with your office November 6. Could you please provide a status, tracking number and when I can expect to receive the records.

Thank you,
Brooke

Brooke Williams | Investigative Reporter
Journalism Fellow | Harvard Law School
(202) 615-3551 | @reporterbrooke
reporterbrooke.org

From: Hardy, Lyn (OPR)

Ms. Williams,

OPR responded to your request on November 18, 2014. A courtesy copy of that response is attached for your information.
Regards,

Lyn.
Lyn Hardy
Senior Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Professional Responsibility
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Suite 3266
Washington, D.C. 20530
202-514-8924 (direct)
202-514-3365 (office)
202-514-5050 (fax)

From: Brooke Williams

Hi, Lyn,

The documents you provided are in response to a different request. This request, submitted on November 6, is for "Any and all records referencing closed OPR investigations between January 1, 2012 and November 1, 2014, including but not limited to completed investigative reports; lists of any and all closed investigations, including fields showing case numbers, dates, names of individuals, and any and all additional details; memorandums and correspondence."

Unfortunately, I have not received any confirmation, tracking number or documents in response to this request. Could you please let me know when to expect responsive records?

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Brooke

Brooke Williams | Investigative Reporter
Journalism Fellow | Harvard Law School
(202) 615-3551 | @reporterbrooke
reporterbrooke.org

From: Hardy, Lyn (OPR)

Please see attached response to OPR FOIA No. F15-00030.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

The original FOIA as emailed on November 6, 2014 to OPR.FOIA@usdoj.gov is attached. Given that OPR failed to acknowledge this request at all for more than two months, it is inappropriate for the agency to attempt to charge such steep fees.

Additionally, the appropriate fee category for this request is media requester, as I am a nationally published journalist and investigative journalism fellow at Harvard University. Here is a recent piece completed for The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/us/politics/foreign-powers-buy-influence-at-think-tanks.html

Please revise the fee estimate for this FOIA request in light of the above.

Thank you.

  • Muckrock Mail - Freedom of Information Request_ OPR Closed Investigations.pdf

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Attached please find OPR's final response to OPR FOIA no. F15-00030.

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From: Hardy, Lyn (OPR)

Attached please find the documents responsive to your request.

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