US Park Police video

Alexander Ward filed this request with the National Park Service of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NPS-2020-00956

Due July 6, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Ward


To Whom It May Concern:

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

- Video recorded by US Park Police of the Lafayette Square response on June 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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.

Sincerely,

Alexander Ward

From: National Park Service

Mr. Wang,

Your request has been routed to the US Park Police FOIA Office for processing. They should contact you shortly to provide you with a tracking number and an estimated response date. In the meantime you can contact their FOIA Officer at:

Janeen Tyler, USPP FOIA Officer
National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242
(202) 619-7385
uspp_foia@nps.gov

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

Please send replies to this NPSFOIA@nps.gov Address

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice I will be unable to receive faxes, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Your request has been received and has been assigned tracking number NPS-2020-00956. All future correspondence relating to this request should reference this tracking number.

In accordance with 43 CFR 2.15 the National Park Service processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis within several processing tracks. Your request has been placed in the Complex track. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the FOIA Officer at Janeen_Tyler@nps.gov

REQUEST DESCRIPTION:
- Video recorded by US Park Police of the Lafayette Square response on June 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.

From: National Park Service

Your request has been received and has been assigned tracking number NPS-2020-00956. All future correspondence relating to this request should reference this tracking number.

In accordance with 43 CFR 2.15 the National Park Service processes requests on a first-in, first-out basis within several processing tracks. Your request has been placed in the COMPLEX track. There are currently 260 requests ahead of this request in the processing queue.

Our response was due by 09/23/2020. However, due to the amount of requests that precede NPS-2020-00956 and its nature, we can not provide a date of when it will be completed. We hope to have the documents requested within 30-45 Business Days.

We are working diligently to provide your response in a timely manner. You may file an appeal by writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime after the estimated response date provided above and the date we issue our final response. The appeal should be marked, both on the envelope and the face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your original request and copies of all correspondence between yourself and the National Park Service related to this request, along with any information you have which leads you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any appeal received after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received on the next business day.

From: National Park Service

Mr. Wang,

FOIAOnline shows that your request NPS-2020-00956 has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Also, please be sure to reference your tracking number in the subject line of all future correspondence relating to this request. Failure to do so may result in a delayed response.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Wang,

FOIAOnline shows that your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

Unfortunately, at this time I am unable to provide you with a detailed status update as the FOIAOnline system is down for maintenance. However, from the information I have from last week's report, the US Park Police (USPP) had 618 open requests. However, since your request has been assigned to the USPP for processing, I recommend you contact them directly at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov to request an update.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

FOIAOnline shows that your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

FOIAOnline shows that your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

FOIAOnline shows that your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Wang,

As we previously advised you, your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. Status update requests should be sent to them at uspp_foia@nps.gov and should reference your tracking number DOI-NPS-2020-001484.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

FOIAOnline shows that your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

FOIAOnline shows that your request has been assigned to the US Park Police for processing. I have requested they provide you with a status update. Please let me know if you do not hear back from them in the next few days. In the meantime, you can contact them at USPP_FOIA@nps.gov.

Also, please be sure to reference the tracking number assigned to your request in all future correspondence relating to this matter. The tracking number is NPS-2020-00956.

I apologize for the delay in getting this information to you. Please note, because we were not able to process your request within the required twenty workday period you have the right to appeal. You may file an appeal by writing to:

Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
MS-6556-MIB,
Washington, D.C. 20240
foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov<mailto:foia.appeals@sol.doi.gov>

Your failure-to-timely-respond appeal may be filed anytime between now and the date we issue our final response. The appeal should be marked, both on the envelope and the face of the appeal letter, with the legend "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal should be accompanied by a copy of your original request and copies of all correspondence between yourself and the National Park Service related to this request, along with any information you have which leads you to believe our response to be in error. Note, any appeal received after 5 p.m. EST will be considered to have been received on the next business day.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

From: National Park Service

Mr. Ward,

FOIAOnline shows your request has been assigned to Janeen Tyson, the US Park Police FOIA Officer for processing. You can contact her at uspp_foia@nps.gov to get specific status updates. However, in the meantime, I can provide you some general background.

1. NPS uses Multitrack Processing<https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-43/subtitle-A/part-2#2.15> to process FOIA requests. The Simple track is for requests that would generally take one to five workdays to process. The Normal track is for requests that would generally take six to twenty workdays to process. The Complex track is for requests that would generally take twenty-one to sixty workdays to process. The Extraordinary track is for requests that would generally take more than sixty workdays to process. The Expedited track is for requests that have been granted expedited processing, which are processed as soon as practicable. Within each track, requests are usually processed on a first-in, first-out basis.
2. FOIAOnline shows that your request was placed in the normal processing track and that there are currently 116 requests ahead of your request in the US Park Police's normal processing track.
3. In accordance with FOIA the NPS had 20 workdays in which to make a determination on your request. Because we did not respond within the required time frame, you have the right to appeal.

Appeal Rights—43 C.F.R. §§ 2.57 (a)(7)<https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-43/subtitle-A/part-2#subpart-H>

You may appeal to the Department’s FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer. If you choose to appeal, you may file your appeal any time after the after July 21, 2022. Appeals arriving or delivered after 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, will be deemed received on the next workday. Appeals submitted via the FOIAOnline form will NOT be accepted for processing and will be deleted without further review or communication.

Your appeal must be made in writing. You may submit your appeal and accompanying materials to the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer by mail, courier service, fax, or email. All communications concerning your appeal should be clearly marked with the words: "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL." You must include an explanation of why you believe this response is in error. You must also include with your appeal copies of all correspondence between you and the National Park Service (NPS) concerning your FOIA request, including your original FOIA request and this response. Failure to include with your appeal all correspondence between you and the NPS will result in the Department's rejection of your appeal, unless the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer determines (in the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer’s sole discretion) that good cause exists to accept the defective appeal.

Please include your name and daytime telephone number (or the name and telephone number of an appropriate contact), email address and fax number (if available) in case the FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer needs additional information or clarification of your appeal.

DOI FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Officer
Department of the Interior
Office of the Solicitor
1849 C Street, N.W.
MS-6556 MIB
Washington, DC 20240

Attn: FOIA/Privacy Act Appeals Office

Telephone: (202) 208-5339
Fax: (202) 208-6677
Email: FOIA.Appeals@sol.doi.gov<mailto:FOIA.Appeals@sol.doi.gov>

Also, as part of the 2007 OPEN Government Act FOIA amendments, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) was created to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a nonexclusive alternative to litigation. Using OGIS services does not affect your right to pursue litigation.
You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
Room 2510
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

E-mail: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>
Phone: 301-837-1996
Fax: 301-837-0348
Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448

Additionally, you can contact the DOI FOIA Public Liaison, Ms. Natasha Jones, at DOIFOIAPublicLiaison@sol.doi.gov<mailto:DOIFOIAPublicLiaison@sol.doi.gov>. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions or concerns. I can be reached at via e-mail at npsfoia@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>.

Sincerely,

C.

____________________

Ms. Charis Wilson, PhD., CRM

NPS FOIA Officer

12795 W. Alameda Parkway

PO Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287

303-969-2959

Fax: 303-969-2557

1-855-NPS-FOIA

NPSFOIA@nps.gov<mailto:npsfoia@nps.gov>

***** PLEASE NOTE Until further notice materials sent via facsimile, physical mail, or packages sent via Fed Ex or UPS may be delayed as our office is closed. Please send materials electronically******

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