Entity: DOD - Department of the Army

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: Trump and Barr Unleash Attack on Protesters — and the Constitution

June 5, 2020
The irony of protests against police brutality being met with violent escalation by law enforcement is perhaps matched only by the authoritarianism of the president and attorney general. 
(Photo: Ted Eytan)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding the Use of Low-Flying Helicopters Against Protesters

June 3, 2020
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. National Guard seeking records regarding the decision to employ low-flying helicopters, including one bearing Red Cross markings, to intimidate and disperse peaceful protesters in downtown Washington, D.C.

News Roundup: A Somber Week After Memorial Day

May 29, 2020
As states across the country enter various phases of “reopening,” sobering news about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to emerge. 

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Regarding Pompeo Military Housing

May 26, 2020
FOIA request to multiple agencies for records and communications regarding military housing for Sec. Mike Pompeo.

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

FOIA to Army Seeking Records Regarding Incidents of White Supremacist or Pro-Nazi Activity Among Military Personnel

May 1, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of the Army seeking reports, studies, or data concerning incidents of white supremacist, white nationalist, white separatist, far-right, alt-right, or pro-Nazi activity or ideology among military personnel.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

November 19, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.

News Roundup: Mueller Speaks

July 26, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his long-awaited and much-anticipated appearance before Congress on Wednesday.