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US Navy Accidentally Emails Reporter Plans to Dodge his FOIA Request on Naval Yard Shooting

The United States Navy mistakenly sent NBC journalist Scott MacFarlane a strategy memo outlining methods to deny information he had requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and to deter him making further such requests.

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In mid-December last year, MacFarlane issued FOIA requests for memos and emails sent by Naval officials sent on the morning of the shooting, and in the following months. He also requested photos of Building 197 (where the shootings took place) that were not part of the investigation.

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