|Submitted||Sept. 17, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
All data concerning VA police-involved shootings since June 6, 2012. Such data is required to be collected and filed by VA police officers, per VA Directive 0321, which was implemented on June 6, 2012.
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.
Dear Mr. Craven:
This letter acknowledges receipt of your electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated September 17, 2018, requesting "all data concerning VA police-involved shootings since June 6, 2012. Such data is required to be collected and filed by VA police officers, per VA Directive 0321, which was implemented on June 6, 2012."
The FOIA Service received your request on September 18, 2018, and assigned it FOIA tracking number 18-12976-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.
The records you requested are maintained at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness. Your request has been referred to Ms. Tanya Al-Khateeb at the following address:
Department of Veterans of Affairs
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness
Attention: Tanya Al-Khateeb
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20420
Office: (202) 461-6587
Facsimile: (202) 461-0963
Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Al-Khateeb.
We appreciate your interest in the VA. If you have any further questions concerning this letter, you may contact Ms. Barbara Brown at (202) 632-7382.
Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist, FOIA Service
Office of Quality, Privacy, and Risk (QPR)
Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)
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To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 17, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #18-12976-F.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Once your request was transferred to the appropriate office (via acknowledgment letter below) that would have the records, you must contact that FOIA Officer listed in the acknowledgment letter below. Thank you.