"Pickett Tape" Non-Exempt DAT Audio - February 20, 2003

Joseph Pasteris filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Pasteris

To Whom It May Concern:

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

As much audio from a DAT audio tape recorded by the late Matthew Pickett before, during, and after the events of the Station Night Club Fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island on the evening of February 20th, 2003, as possible such that it will not violate the Freedom of Information Act's exemptions. There is no active law enforcement investigation that the release of such audio would interfere with in terms of this 2003 fire. A full release is the end goal, however if any of the audio is deemed to be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, please redact it with silence or a 1000 Hz sinewave tone instead of cutting it out or withholding it entirely. If the entirety of the audio is deemed to be exempt from disclosure, a detailed denial letter would be greatly appreciated. There is no expectation of a violation of any of the deceased's privacy, as it is widely believed in law that privacy rights are not extended to deceased persons.

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.


Joseph Pasteris

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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