Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud (Metropolitan Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.
Multi Request Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud
Due May 8, 2020
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From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Metropolitan Police Department

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Emma Best, Request Number 2020-FOIA-05121 has been assigned to the request you submitted in relation to: Request description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

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From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Mr./Mrs. Best This office is in receipt of your Freedomof Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA request number is 2020-FOIA-05121and your assigned FOIA Specialist is Kimberly Robinson. If you have any questions regarding yourrequest, please contact your assigned FOIA Specialist at (202) 727-3721. For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIA Request Number availablewhen you contact our office. Pleaseknow, pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 2-532(c), we have 15 business-days,subject to the possibility of a ten (10) business day extension to respond tothe request as of the date of receipt. Be advised, if your request is for Body Worn Camera (BWC)footage, D.C. Code § 2-532(c) allows 25 business days subject to thepossibility of 15 working-day extension, to respond to the request as of thedate of receipt. COVID-19 Notification Pursuant to section 503 of the COVID-19Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020, effective March 17, 2020, D.C. Act23-247, all FOIA deadlines may be extended during the public healthemergency declared by the Mayor. Regards, Latrina Crumlin Staff Assistant, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office Metropolitan Police Department 300 Indiana Avenue, Rm 4153

From: Metropolitan Police Department

This is an automated message from the DC Government FOIA system. Dear Emma Best, The status for your request is below. Please log into https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the agency's FOIA office that you had submitted your FOIA request to. You can communicate directly with the FOIA office by clicking on Inbox, search the request number, and then click Compose Message. OR, visit to see a list DC Government FOIA Office’s/officer’s contact information and have your Request ID ready. (https://dc.gov/node/818962) Contact FOIA Office Request status: In Process Request ID: 2020-FOIA-05121 Description: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:Documents, memos, emails, reports and other records describing exploitation by criminals of the COVID-19 the outbreak as well as records mentioning or generated as part of or as a result of Liaison Information Report (LIR) 200323006, titled "Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 Outbreak for Financial Gain through Procurement and Consumer Fraud."I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.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 15 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Emma BestAttachments:https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_composer_attachments/EmmaBest/83072/LIR2020032300620-20Criminals20Exploiting20COVID-1920Outbreak20for20Financial20Gain20th.pdfUpload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAVLaR50UI9LAIrJLVbEMzyFG8%3A1jVd5E%3AsSpF-dsd8esgSH6fsw6n506ba8s&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fmetropolitan-police-department-385%252Fcriminals-exploiting-covid-19-outbreak-for-financial-gain-through-procurement-and-consumer-fraud-metropolitan-police-department-91912%252F%253Femail%253DFOIA.SystemAdmin%252540dc.gov Regards,
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