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Case TitleBELL v. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01221
Date Filed2017-06-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffJERMAINE BELL
Case DescriptionJermaine Bell, a federal prisoner, submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for records concerning the homicides of several individuals in Baltimore. The agency denied his request under Exemption 7(A) (ongoing investigation or proceeding). Bell filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. Bell then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Exemption 7(A) - Interference with ongoing investigation

DefendantBUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS
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Complaint attachment 1
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2017-06-151COMPLAINT against BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616085529) filed by JERMAINE BELL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-06-23SUMMONS Not Issued as to BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS; UNITED STATES ATTORNEY; UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL (td) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
2017-07-262NOTICE of Change of Address by JERMAINE BELL (td) (Entered: 08/01/2017)
2017-09-18Case directly reassigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. Judge Christopher R. Cooper is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr) (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-11-013ORDER: In order to avoid a mandatory dismissal of this action, on or before November 17, 2017, Plaintiff shall either (1) cause process to be served upon Defendant and file proof of service with the Court, or (2) file a motion to enlarge time to serve process and show good cause, if any, for failure to serve process in a timely fashion. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 11/1/2017. (lctjk3) (Entered: 11/01/2017)
2017-11-01Set/Reset Deadlines: By 11/17/17, Plaintiff's cause process shall to be served upon Defendant and file proof of service with the Court, or (2) file a motion to enlarge time to serve process and show good cause, if any, for failure to serve process in a timely fashion.(tj) (Entered: 11/01/2017)
2017-11-01ENTERED IN ERROR.....MINUTE ORDER: An Initial Scheduling Conference is set for December 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Timothy J. Kelly in Courtroom 11. The parties shall meet, confer, and submit a joint report pursuant to FRCP 26(f) and Local Rule 16.3. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 11/1/2017. (lctjk3) Modified on 11/1/2017 to enter in error as filed in incorrect case; please disregard.(ztnr) (Entered: 11/01/2017)
2017-11-154MOTION to Continue by JERMAINE BELL (jf) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-29MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that, for good cause shown, Plaintiff's 4 Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Defendant is granted. It is FURTHER ORDERED that by December 21, 2017 Plaintiff shall either (1) cause process to be served upon Defendant and file proof of service with the Court, or (2) file another motion to enlarge time to serve process and show good cause, if any, for further failure to serve process in a timely fashion. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 11/29/2017. (Entered: 11/29/2017)
2017-12-11Summons (3) Issued as to BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS. (jf) (Entered: 12/11/2017)
2018-01-046AFFIDAVIT of Mailing re 1 Complaint by JERMAINE BELL. (jf) (Entered: 01/11/2018)
2018-01-105NOTICE of Appearance by Patricia K. McBride on behalf of BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
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