Case Number: 20-2153

News Roundup: Sham Audit, Sham Findings

July 22, 2021
Officials involved in the Arizona Senate's partisan election "audit" have said they still need more information before they can complete it. They also introduced new baseless allegations.

DOJ Records and Communications Concerning Federal Protest Response Led by Attorney General Barr and Other Senior Officials

July 8, 2021
Department of Justice records in response to American Oversight’s records requests for orders and directives of Attorney General Barr issued in the course of leading the federal response to protests following the death of George Floyd, as well as for directives given to federal police forces regarding the use of force, deployment orders, self-identification guidelines, or guidance about the display of badges and any related final assessments. These records include senior officials’ email communications concerning the federal response to nationwide protests in May 2020. They also include materials related to invoking the insurrection act.

ICE Emails Related to Unidentified Police and Deployment Orders at Protests

February 24, 2021
Records from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to American Oversight's request for directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders. These records include communications concerning law enforcement safety policies and updates on protest activity.

DHS Records Regarding Assessments of Protests

January 25, 2021
Records from the Department of Homeland Security in response to American Oversight's request for final assessments or reports provided to agency heads regarding protests. These records include DHS correspondence regarding protest activity during the summer of 2020.

American Oversight Sues for Records of Federal Protest Crackdown

August 7, 2020
The lawsuit seeks documents detailing the use of force to suppress protests in Lafayette Square and beyond, including the role of Attorney General Barr.
(Photo: Rosa Pineda)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, DOD and NGB – Federal Deployment Orders and Use of Force Guidelines at Protests

August 7, 2020
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Defense, and the National Guard Bureau for records reflecting directives, assessments, and deployment orders regarding federal law enforcement response to protests. This lawsuit also seeks guidance given to federal forces regarding self-identification and display of badges when responding to demonstrations, as well as use-of-force guidelines.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Unidentified Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

June 25, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Assessments of Protests

June 10, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security seeking final assessments or reports provided to agency heads regarding protests.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Related to the Federal Protest Response Led by Attorney General Barr

June 4, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking orders and directives of Attorney General Barr issued in the course of leading the federal response to protests following the death of George Floyd, as well as other records related to the federal response led by Attorney General Barr.