This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: Justice Department releases second Mueller report and new records show officer who killed teen worried past supervisors
In this week’s FOIA roundup, two FOIA lawsuits push the Justice Department to release a new version of the Mueller Report, records reveal that the Connecticut police officer who shot an unarmed teen last month had worried past supervisors, and an elected city clerk in Illinois sues his city over its own FOIA processes.
Readers made 800 submissions to our crowdsourcing project to cull links from the redacted Mueller Report - read them here and help us find more
Last week, in partnership with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, we put out a call to help find and preserve as much as the online primary source material in the Mueller Report as we could. Hundreds of people helped, and now we’ve updated a version of the Mueller Report to over a hundred of the original sources, right on the page.
Yesterday, in response to FOIA lawsuits by BuzzFeed News and the Electronic Privacy and Information Center, the Justice Department released a new version of the Mueller Report, replacing the much-mocked ersatz exemption categories with actual FOIA exemptions. Here’s what those exemptions are, and what they mean.
Archive the Evidence: Help Wayback Machine and MuckRock preserve the links from the redacted Mueller Report
Help the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine and MuckRock build up an annotated version of the redacted Mueller Report, including URLs to all the publicly referenced government documents, news accounts, and other reference materials.
Yesterday, we loaded a redacted version of the Mueller Report into our crowdsourcing tool and asked for your help in finding what is - and isn’t - in the release. The response was overwhelming, with hundreds of submissions from just the past 24 hours. We wanted to highlight a few of the finds so far, and we’ll have a more in-depth analysis next week.