Q: To force Police to provide as FOIA on a closed murder case how can i find a person to do that in Oregon
Murder 2013 solved audio and CCTV from Police is wanted
FOIA requests can generally be made by any person to any federal agency, but requests can also be denied for any number of reasons. If you are requesting information from a local police department, this is often done using a public information request.
Unfortunately, although anyone can make a public information request, different agencies will often fail to give such requests the attention they deserve. Either the response will be delayed, lost in bureaucratic red tape, or otherwise not answered with the information being requested.
Begin by contacting the agency and requesting the information directly. Depending on the response you get or do not, you might want to contact an attorney. Although there will be costs associated with engaging an attorney--their familiarity with the process will increase the likelihood of your request receiving the attention it deserves and could very well make the difference between success and failure in terms of time and production.
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