Entity: Drug Enforcement Administration

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.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Interagency MOU Agreements Regarding Protest Surveillance

June 10, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking interagency Memorandum of Understanding agreements on data sharing regarding protests.

FOIA to Multiple Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding Tracking of Protesters

June 10, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking databases or other documents used to track or surveil protesters and guidance or directives regarding the surveillance of protesters.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Restricting of Federal Employee Unions

March 23, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies regarding restriction of federal employee unions following Trump’s memo authorizing the Secretary of Defense to exclude Department of Defense employees from union representation.

Records Regarding Communications with DEA on the Opioid Crisis

August 28, 2019
Records from the Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration in response to American Oversight's request for communications between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the opioid crisis.

Watchdog Demands Records on Rudy Giuliani’s Past Consulting for OxyContin Manufacturer

August 24, 2018
American Oversight today demanded the release of records to uncover the role that Rudy Giuliani may have played in quashing federal investigations into Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the powerful prescription opioid OxyContin. In the early 2000s, Purdue worked with Giuliani’s consulting firm while Giuliani served as a consultant to the Justice Department (DOJ) on opioid issues and fundraised for a museum honoring the Drug Enforcement Administration

FOIA to DEA Seeking Communications With Giuliani Regarding Opioids

August 24, 2018
FOIA to DEA seeking communications between senior DEA appointees and Rudy Giuliani or Purdue Pharma between 2002-2008.