Courtroom Testimony Training

Matthew Petti filed this request with the North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area of Wisconsin .
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From: Matthew Petti


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any course materials (including but not limited to course guides, syllabi, handouts, Powerpoints, slide shows, presentations, audio recordings, video recordings, and homework assignments) used for the classes "Courtroom Survival Techniques" and "Courtroom Testimony In Narcotics Cases." The former class was taught on February 9, 2016. The latter class was taught on February 9, 2016, May 22-23, 2018, June 5-6, 2018. Both classes were taught at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Training Academy in Franklin, WI. Jana Macemon, training coordinator of the North Central HIDTA, is named as a point of contact on the attached flyers.

Please include any survey responses, feedback, and complaints or commendations collected by the North Central HIDTA from participants in the above classes.

I request that I be properly classified as a media requester. I am an investigative journalist who has written numerous articles on topics of public interest for Responsible Statecraft, the National Interest, Reason Magazine, America Magazine and the Armenian Weekly.

If you have any questions about my media status, please contact me.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Matthew Petti

From: North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Good Morning:

This email responds to your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act request dated September 29, 2020, addressed to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section (FSRN), seeking access to DEA records. Please note, your request number is 21-00006-F.

We are in receipt of your recent inquiry regarding the status of your pending Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request. Due to the large number of requests received by DEA for disclosure of records pursuant to the Acts, and due to the limited resources available to process such requests, DEA has adopted a "first-in, first-out" practice of processing all incoming requests. This policy complies with the decision in Open America v. Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 547 F.2d 605, (D.C. Cir. 1976), citing 5 U.S.C. 552 (a)(6)(C) and is applied consistently by DEA. Additionally, please be advised that due to necessary operational changes as a result of the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there may be some delay in the processing of your request.

Please be assured that your request is being handled as equitably as possible. Upon completion of the processing of your request, our office will notify you at the earliest possible date.

If you have any questions regarding this email, you may contact the Customer Service Hotline at 202-307-7596.
Best,
Castina

Castina J. Watson
Paralegal II (IBSS Contractor)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Section (FSRN)
Email: Castina.J.Watson@usdoj.gov

From: North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Good Afternoon Mr. Petti:

Thank you for your patience during our processing of your request. Unfortunately, our office is still working remotely due to the continuing pandemic. The move to a fully remote posture has created a significant delay in the processing of requests. For that reason, it would be irresponsible for me to offer a specific date by which processing in this case will be complete.

With that being said, please be assured that we are working through the backlog as quickly as possible. May we trouble you to bear with us just a bit longer?

Should you have any additional questions in reference to your request, you may contact myself at the email address referenced in the signature block of this correspondence. You may also contact our Customer Service Hotline Representative at
571-776-2300. Again, thank you for your patience.
Best,
Castina

Castina J. Watson
Paralegal II (IBSS Contractor)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Section (FSRN)
Email: Castina.J.Watson@usdoj.gov

From: North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Good Morning Mr. Petti:

Thank you for your continued patience. Please be assured that our processing efforts in your case continue. There is no additional information that can be shared at this time.

Best,
Castina

Castina J. Watson
Paralegal II (IBSS Contractor)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Section (FSRN)
Email: Castina.J.Watson@usdoj.gov

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