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2009 FOIA Requests


View the FOIA requests for a number of District agencies for 2009.

MPD-Exemption 6

MPD-Exemption 6

Requester contends that MPD is using exemption 6 to maintain a “secret police force.” The Mayor’s office found there to be no “secret police force” and salary information of the entire force can be made available but under statute does not have to release personnel records.

 
DCRA-Failure to Respond

DCRA-Failure to Respond

DCRA failed to respond to the initial request. As a result of this appeal DCRA provided the requester with all of the requested records. Appeal dismissed.

 
OCME-Failure to Respond

OCME-Failure to Respond

OCME denied the initial request saying release of information would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Request claimed there was no longer a privacy interest because the subject of the request is deceased however under HIPA his right to privacy survives.

 
DDOT-Failure to Respond

DDOT-Failure to Respond

DDOT did not respond in time but did respond the day after the appeal was filed rendering the appeal moot and thereby dismissed.

 
MPD-Erroneous Denial

MPD-Erroneous Denial

MPD erroneously denied the request, upon further searching the agency was able to locate documents responsive to the request. Appeal is not moot and dismissed.

 
DCPS-Partial Denial

DCPS-Partial Denial

Requester seeking information beyond the scope of the DC FOIA statute. Therefore DCPS’ partial denial was affirmed.

 
DOC-FOIA Is Not a Discovery Device

DOC-FOIA Is Not a Discovery Device

It is apparent the records sought pertain to a current lawsuit and that could potentially be the subject of a discovery request or dispute.

 
OCFO-Failure to Conduct an Adequate Search

OCFO-Failure to Conduct an Adequate Search

Requester sought a check issued over 30 years ago. OCFO responded that is not in possession of the check. The Mayor’s office determined that OCFO conducted an adequate search.

 
OPM, Denial of Fee Waiver

OPM, Denial of Fee Waiver

Requester is appealing OPM’s denial of fee waiver. Mayor’s office orders OPM to grant the requester a fee waiver.

 
DCHR-Improperly Withheld Information

DCHR-Improperly Withheld Information

Requester sought selection criteria for a DOC position but was denied because he or she never applied for the position. Decision upheld and the appeal was dismissed.

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