FOIA Advisor

Q&A: NCIS Chicago

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.   Is there any information or warrant for [name and date of birth redacted] born in Chicago that pertains to the navy criminal investigation unit?

A.   To request records from the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), follow these instructions from the agency's website.  Please keep in mind that if you are not the subject of the request (unclear from submission), the NCIS is likely to refuse to confirm or deny the existence of any responsive records in order to protect the subject's privacy interests.  If you are requesting records about yourself and the NCIS is currently investigating you, the agency might withhold certain investigatory records under Exemption 7(A).  Alternatively, if the NCIS reasonably believes that (1) you are unaware of its investigation and (2) disclosing the existence of its investigation will cause harm, the agency would be permitted to invoke the (c)(1) exclusion and inform you that no investigatory records exist.