FOIA FILES KIT FBI Request Letter Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc. 339 L
FOIA FILES KIT
FBI Request Letter
Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc. 339 Lafayette Street, New
York, NY 10012 (212) 477-3188
To: FOIA/PA Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
I request a complete and thorough search of all filing systems and
locations for all records maintained by your agency pertaining to and/or
captioned: ______ _____________________________________________________
[describe records desired and/or insert full and
_____________________________________________________ formal name]
including, without limitations, files and documents captioned, or whose
_____________________________________________________ [insert changes in name,
commonly used names, _____________________________________________________
acronyms, sub-groups, and the like]
This request specifically includes "main" files and "see references,"
including, but not limited to numbered and lettered sub files, "DO NOT FILE"
files, and control files. I also request a search of the ELSUR Index,a nd the
COINTELPRO Index. I request that all records be produced with the
I wish to be sent copies of "see reference" cards, abstracts, serach
slips, including search slips used to process this request, file covers,
multiple copies of the same documents if they appear in a file, and tapes of
any electronic surveillances.
I wish to make it clear that I want all records in you roffice
"identifiable with my request," even though reports on those records have been
sent to Headquarters and even though there may be duplication between the two
sets of fils. I do not want just "interim" documents. I want all documents as
they appear in the "main" files and "see references" of all units of your
If documents are denied in whole or in part, please specify which
exemption(s) is(are) claimed for each passage or whole document denied. Please
provide a complete itemized inventory and a detailed factual justification of
total or partial denial of documents. Give the number of pages in each
document and the total number of pages pertaining to this request. For
"classified" material denied pleae include the following information: the
classification (confidential, secret or top secret); identity of the
classifer; date or event for automatic declassification, classification
review, or down-grading; if applicable, identity of official authorizing
extension of automatic declassification or review; and if applicable, the
reason for extended classification.
I request that excized material be "blacked out" rather thatn "whited
out" or cut out and that the remaining non-exempt portions of documents will
be released as provided under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please send a memo (copy to me) to the appropriate units in your office
to assure that no records related to this request are destroyed. Please advise
of any destruction of records and include the date of and authority for such
As I expect to appeal any denials, please specify the office and address
to which an appeal should be directed.
I believe my request qualifies for a waiver of fees since the release of
the requested information would primarily benefit the general public and be
"in the public interest."
I can be reached at the phone listed below. Please call rather than write
if there are any questions or if you need additional information from me.
I expect a response to this request within ten (10) working days, as
provided for in the Freedom of Information Act.
E-Mail Fredric L. Rice / The Skeptic Tank