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

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.

Related Documents

July 8, 2021

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

Department of Justice, DOJ - Office of Information Policy
Agency Record
February 24, 2021

ICE Emails Related to Unidentified Police and Deployment Orders at Protests

Department of Homeland Security, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency Record
January 25, 2021

DHS Records Regarding Assessments of Protests

Department of Homeland Security
Agency Record
June 25, 2020

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

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, DHS - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Transportation Security Administration, DHS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DOD - Department of the Army, DOD - National Guard Bureau, DOI - National Park Service, DOJ - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons, DOJ - U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration
FOIA Request
June 10, 2020

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Assessments of Protests

Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, DOJ - Office of Information Policy
FOIA Request
June 4, 2020

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

Department of Justice
FOIA Request