Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs (Metropolitan Police Department)

Emma Best filed this request with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.

It is a clone of this request.

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Multi Request Fusion Center MOUs + MOAs
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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:

Copies of the current or most recent memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) between your law enforcement agency and any fusion centers.

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. 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 Internet Archive and 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.


Emma Best

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Emma Best,
Request Number 2018-FOIA-05902 has been assigned to the request you submitted.
In all future correspondence regarding this request, please reference request number 2018-FOIA-05902. To check for status, please log in  https://foia-dc.gov/palMain.aspx and go to Request Status.
If you have any questions regarding your request, please visit our website https://dc.gov/node/818962 to find the FOIA office/officer contact information. For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIA Request Number available when you contact the FOIA office. (https://dc.gov/node/818962)
Regards, DC Government

From: Metropolitan Police Department

Dear Emma Best,
Please see attached final response in regard to the aforementioned FOIA request.
Inspector Vendette T. Parker Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) Officer & Interim Director of theOffice of Risk Management Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, NW Suite 4153 Washington, DC  20001 Office  202.724.4264
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