The FBI documents represented by the above-listed electronic documents were taken from the Freedom of Information Act Reading Room at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. These FBI documents have been scanned from paper copies as released to FOIPA requesters over the years. In some instances, the copy quality is poor because the original files are in fragile condition. These are the best reproductions available.
As you review these files, note that portions have been marked out and small codes appear in the margins or alongside the deletions. These codes may be matched up to our "Explanation of Exemptions" sheet.
In general terms, the FBI excises information to protect national security, personal privacy interests, the identity of confidential sources, and law enforcement techniques.
Additional cases will be added as time and resources permit.