Entity: National Park Service

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 Assessments on Coronavirus Risk Posed by Use of Tear Gas and Mass Arrests

June 11, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking assessments or reports on the risk of coronavirus posed by the use of tear gas or other chemical irritants, crowd control techniques, and mass arrests and detention.

American Oversight Files FOIAs for Records of Use of Force on Peaceful Protesters

June 2, 2020
American Oversight is investigating the disturbing and authoritarian action against civilians lawfully gathered in a public place.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Order to Use Force on Protesters in Lafayette Park in Advance of Presidential Photo-Op

June 2, 2020
FOIA to National Park Service, Secret Service, National Guard, and Department of Defense seeking records reflecting the order or directive to use force on protesters gathered in Lafayette Park in advance of the president’s photo-op in front of St. John’s Church.

NPS Records Regarding Private Tours Arranged for Political Appointees

May 28, 2020
National Park Service records in response to our request seeking information about non-public tours of national park sites arranged for senior political appointees.

DOI Records Regarding Mikah Meyer

May 4, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records of communications containing key terms concerning the travel journalist Mikah Meyer.

No Records Response from NPS Regarding Communications Concerning the LGBTQ Community

May 4, 2020
The National Park Service stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications containing key terms regarding the LGBTQ community.

News Roundup: Impeachment Votes and Sonny Perdue’s Georgia Connections

November 1, 2019
As the impeachment inquiry gears up for its more public phase, American Oversight is continuing to look into ethics and influence issues at agencies like the Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue