|Submitted||Dec. 19, 2013|
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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:
Most recent procedures issued to U.S. Marshals officers on suspect intake procedures
In light of the intense public interest around the U.S. Marshals' involvement in the arrest and search of Indian deputy consul general Khobragade and my credentials as a journalist, I request expedited processing of this request.
In particular, the U.S. Marshals and prosecutors have claimed that Ms. Khobragade was subjected to standard procedures (http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/19/politics/india-us-diplomat/), and there has been much speculation about what constitutes the standard procedure around defendant/suspect intake by the U.S. Marshals.
Here are a number of links to articles I've published in the past week on various outlets:
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.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.
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Good afternoon MuckRock News,
Thank you for your inquiry. Please feel free to give me a call at 202-307-9065 and I will explain how to get to the information you requested on our public website. Thank you.
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs