|Multi Request||Social Media Monitoring policies|
|Submitted||July 8, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the DC Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Copies of your Agency's social media monitoring policies and guidelines, as well as any assessments of its privacy or legal implications.
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.
Dear Emma Best,
Case Number 2018-FOIA-06106 has been assigned to the request you submitted. In all future correspondence regarding this request please reference case number 2018-FOIA-06106.
Dear Mr/Ms. Best, This office isin receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Your FOIA requestnumber is 2018-FOIA-06106 and your assigned FOIA Specialist is Shania Hughes If you have anyquestions regarding your request, please contact the assigned FOIA Specialistat (202) 727-3721. For ease of reference, we ask that you have your FOIARequest Number available when you contact our office. Fee Notification There is no fee tosubmit a FOIA request. However, you may be charged fees for searching,reviewing, and reproducing records. The Metropolitan Police Department maycharge the following fees:
Searching for records: $16.00 to $40.00 per hour based on the pay grade of the personnel who performs the search and with the first hour free
Charges for initial review of documents: $16.00 to $40.00 per hour based on the pay grade of the personnel who performs the review and with the first hour free
Photocopies: $0.25 per page
Document certification: $1.00 per document to certify a document as true copy of an agency record
The direct cost of any service or material for which no fee has been established
Please be aware that you may have to pay search and/or review fees even if the search does not locate any responsive records or if records are located but are withheld as exempt. See DC Official Code § 2-532 and 1 DCMR § 408.
A cursory review of your request indicates the fee for processing this request will be in excess of $50.00. Therefore, we are closing your request. If you decide you would like to pursue your request, please submit a new FOIA request. Regards, LatrinaCrumlin StaffAssistant MetropolitanPolice Department 300Indiana Avenue, Rm 4153 Washington,DC 20001
Dear Emma Best,
The status of your FOIA request #2018-FOIA-06106 has been updated to the following status 'In Process'. To log into the DC-Government FOIA Submission Site click on the Application URL below.
Dear Emma Best,
The status of your FOIA request #2018-FOIA-06106 has been updated to the following status 'Closed'. To log into the DC-Government FOIA Submission Site click on the Application URL below.
Please find attached our response to your MPD FOIA request.
Body Worn Cameras
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm 4002
Washington, DC 20001
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