Entity: DHS - Transportation Security 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 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.

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: 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 Regarding Screening Federal Agents for Coronavirus Prior to Deployment Against Police Brutality Protests

June 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Bureau of Prisons, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Secret Service seeking all records reflecting any screening or testing for coronavirus infection of federal agents responding to police brutality protests.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Emails Containing Key Terms Related to Global Entry Denial to NY Residents

February 24, 2020
FOIA to various components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking email communications containing terms that are likely to concern the Trump administration’s recent decision to terminate the ability of New York residents to apply for several Trusted Traveler programs.

FOIA to TSA Regarding Hurricane Maria

November 15, 2017
FOIA to DHS/TSA regarding Hurricane Maria seeking electronic communications related to hurricane relief efforts.