Entity: DOJ - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Investigations Update: The Attack on the Capitol, Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Resignation, and White House Meeting with State Attorneys General

January 13, 2021
Summary: See the latest in our investigations of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the resignation of U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak, and states’ responses to the pandemic.

FOIA to ATF for Communications and Directives About Events at Capitol During Congressional Certification of 2020 Election Results

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeking communications and directives about the events at the U.S Capitol during the congressional certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.

FOIA to ATF Seeking Records of Call Logs from Jan. 6, 2021

January 11, 2021
FOIA records request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeking call logs from Jan. 6, 2021. American Oversight seeks these records in light of news reports that President Donald Trump initially denied a deployment request to send the D.C. National Guard to respond to a riot at the Capitol Building.

Investigations Update: Covid-19 Medical Supplies Lawsuit, Rio Grande Valley Outbreak, and Operation Legend

August 11, 2020
The latest in our investigations of the Trump administration's pandemic coordination with states, the deployment of federal agents to cities, and other issues.
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FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Operation Legend Arrest Data

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking documents regarding arrests performed by personnel deployed as part of the DOJ's Operation Legend.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Numbers of Personnel Deployed in Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking records regarding the number of federal personnel deployed to American cities as part of Operation Legend.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Directives Related to DOJ’s Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security seeking directives and guidance regarding the implementation of DOJ’s Operation Legend in American cities.

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

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.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.