DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Documents / Emails on the “Insurrection on January 6, 2021”

(Scroll down for link to document archive. Below is the text of the release letter for these records.) You are receiving this email because you submitted a FOIA request to the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency concerning the insurrection on January 6, 2021. The DC Government received overlapping FOIA and investigatory requests about [...] The post DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Documents / Emails on the “Insurrection on January 6, 2021” appeared first on The Black Vault.

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Documents / Emails on the “Insurrection on January 6, 2021”

(Scroll down for link to document archive. Below is the text of the release letter for these records.)

You are receiving this email because you submitted a FOIA request to the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency concerning the insurrection on January 6, 2021. The DC Government received overlapping FOIA and investigatory requests about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. We are providing all relevant investigatory bodies and FOIA requesters the opportunity to receive the results of an all-encompassing search of District-wide emails concerning January 6, 2021. The details of the search that was conducted are listed below. We are offering to provide the results of that search in place of the FOIA request you submitted. The results of this search will almost certainly be broader than your initial FOIA request, and it will include an in-depth review of the District emails concerning the attack on January 6, 2021.

In addition to the search results conducted we are also providing the following documents that were provided to the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee which concern the insurrection:

  • District of Columbia Response to Senate Bipartisan Committee Letter;
  • Mayor Bower’s Letter to Major General William J. Walker Requesting DC National Guard Support for Jan 6, 2021 First Amendment Demonstrations; and
  • HSEMA Letter to Major General William J. Walker Requesting DC National Guard Support for Jan 5-6, 2021 First Amendment Demonstrations.

Details of Email Search Conducted

  • Search #1: Involves a search of documents and communications received, prepared, or sent between December 19, 2020, and January 6, 2021, by employees or officials in the Office of the Mayor or any of its components, offices, or directorates, including the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ) relating to the counting of the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021, or the potential for demonstrations, violence, or attacks in the National Capital Region on or around January 6, 2021;
    • Date Range for Search #1: 12/19/20-1/6/21
  • Search #2: Involves a search of documents and communications received, prepared, or sent between January 7, 2021, and January 20, 2021, by employees or officials in the Office of the Mayor or any of its components, offices, or directorates, including the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency(HSEMA), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ) relating to the aftermath of January 6, 2021.
    • Date Range for Search #2: 1/7/21- 1/20/21

Federal Domain Names Searched:

  • U.S. Capitol Police- @uscp.gov
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation- @fbi.gov
  • Department of Justice- @usdoj.gov
  • Department of Defense- @mail.mil
  • Army- @us.army.mil
  • National Guard- .mil@mail.mil
  • Department of Homeland Security- @dhs.gov
  • US Secret Service- @usss.dhs.gov
  • National Park Services- @nps.gov

Mailboxes Searched:

  1. EOM Mailboxes:

Mayor- Muriel Bowser
Chief of Staff- John Falcicchio
Deputy Chief of Staff- Tomas Talamante
Special Assistant to the DCOS- Zoel Stackhouse
Communications Team- LaToya Foster, Susana Castillo, Stephanie Black, Benjamin Fritsch
General Counsel- Betsy Cavendish
Director of Scheduling and Advance – Jason Fink

  1. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Mailboxes:

MPD Police Chief – Robert J. Contee, III
MPD Chief of Staff – Matt Bromeland
Acting Chief of Homeland Security Bureau- Jeffery Carroll
MPD Special Operational Division (SOD)- Robert Glover
Operations Manager Joint Strategic and Tactical Analysis Command Center – Carolyn Montagna
MPD Intelligence Division – Guillermo Rivera
MPD Intelligence Branch – Shane Lamond
Former MPD Police Chief- Peter Newsham

  1. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) Mailboxes:

HSEMA Director- Dr. Christopher Rodriguez
HSEMA Deputy Director – Carrie Speranza
HSEMA- Chief of Homeland Security- Dr. Donell Harvin

  1. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ) Mailboxes:

Interim Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice – Dr. Roger Mitchell, Jr.
Chief of Staff, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety & Justice – Helder Gil

Document Archive

.ZIP File of ALL PDF Files below [6,237 Pages, 256MB]


Individual .pdf Files, as released:

REDACTED_Responsive Emails to Search Request #1 pgs 1116 (12.3.21).pdf [1,116 Pages, 71MB]

REDACTED_Responsive Emails to Search Request #2 – 5102 pages (12.3.21).pdf [5,102 Pages, 205MB]

District of Columbia Response to Bipartisan Committee Letter.pdf [16 Pages, 1MB]

Mayor letter to Walker for Jan 6 2021 First Amendment 12-31-2020.pdf [1 Pages, 0.5MB]

HSEMA letter to Gen Walker 12_31_20.pdf [2 Pages, 0.5MB]