USPS MNPD mail cover orders

William Green filed this request with the United States Postal Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-FPIS-00035
Status
Completed

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From: William Green

To Whom It May Concern:

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

records detailing the number of mail cover surveillance requests made annually since 2004 by the Metro Nashville Police Department. I am requesting that the data be broken down year by year from 2004 to 2014 up to the receipt of this letter.

I am referring to the type of requests as described in Inspector General David William's audit entitled "Postal Inspection Service Mail Covers Program," released May 28, 2014, and reported by both Politico (http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/snail-mail-snooping-safeguards-not-followed-108056.html, "Snail mail snooping safeguards not followed," June 19, 2014)
and the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/us/us-secretly-monitoring-mail-of-thousands.html?_r=0, "Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.," October 27, 2014).

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,

William Green

From: FOIA - PA

Good morning,

Your request is being forwarded to the United States Postal Inspection Service for processing. They can be reached at the information below. Thanks!

USPIS
475 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W., Rm# 3301
Washington, DC 20260
Phon#: 202-268-7004
Fax#: 202-268-4538
Email: foia@uspis.gov<mailto:foia@uspis.gov>

From: United States Postal Service

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 28, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-FPIS-00035.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 28, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-FPIS-00035.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 28, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-FPIS-00035.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA - Inspection Service

We have sent a consultation to the Metro Nashville Police Department. We have not heard back from them at this time. Therefore, we are unable to know when you can expect to receive a response. As soon as we hear from them we will respond to your FOIA request. Thank you for your patience.

From: FOIA - Inspection Service

Mr. Green,

This is our final response to you concerning your FOIA request No. 2015-FPIS-00035.

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