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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all records pertaining to individuals detained and/or arrested by the National Guard between April 15, 2013 and April 19, 2013 in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing.
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 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.
Good morning -
The National Guard was not in a federal capacity in relation to the Boston Marathon Bombing. I recommend that you make a State Open Records Request pursuant to Massachusetts State Laws. It appears in the State of Massachussets, the Office of Public Safety manages the State National Guard requests for records involving state missions. I found this website (http://www.mass.gov/eopss/consumer-prot-and-bus-lic/license-type/public-record-requests-faqs.html) which may be helpful for you to make a request under their state laws.
No action has been taken on this request as it does not pertain to a federal action. If you are not satisfied with this action, you have the right to appeal to the appellate authority, the Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to:
OSD/Joint Staff Freedom of Information
ATTN: Appeals Office
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155
Your appeal must be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this response.
If you have any questions you may contact me at (703) 601-6884 or by e-mail, NGB.FOIA@mail.mil.
// SIGNED //
Jennifer Nikolaisen, GS-14, CIPP/G
Chief, Office of Information and Privacy
I have just submitted a request with the Office of Public Safety in Massachusetts, per your suggestion. Thank you!
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