VA State Police Ignoring
Asked by Ken Whittle on June 9, 2017.
3 answers from K. Braddock and Ken Whittle.Related request
Ken Whittle sent this request to the Virginia State Police of Virginia
How long have you had the MuckRock request active for? It takes some agencies weeks, months, and even years to respond to some requests. I’ve had an open request with the LAPD going on two years now and they’re still “researching.”
As far as I know, they can’t refuse a FOIA request on the grounds that you’re not a VA resident. I would look around and see if you can find the part of FOIA legislation that basically says anyone anywhere can ask for anything. You may need to contact them directly and ask for their Records/Discovery Division or their Public Information Office/Officer, or at least any department that handles Freedom of Information Act Requests. The first person to answer the phone probably won’t know but with some persistence you should be able to get someone.