Department of Justice's Responses to Public Record Requests



The Office of Open Government takes very seriously its mission of openness and transparency at the Department of Justice. In order to provide more information about the Office's performance, the following policies and reports will be periodically updated on this website:


Public Record Requests Internal Protocols

The Office of Open Government employs the following protocols when responding to a request for DOJ records.

Office of Open Government Outline and Public Records Request Response Protocol


Weekly Public Records Request Snapshot

The Office of Open Government compiles this list of pending requests at the beginning of every week. It does not account for or include requests that DOJ received and to which DOJ responded between the weekly lists’ publication dates. The list also does not include pending public records postings for officer involved critical incidents, pending family and victim requests related to such incidents, and other agency public records assists.

Public Records Snapshot


Response Time Reports

The Office of Open Government tracks its performance by, among other things, calculating its average response time. The most recent reports are posted below, and measure the response time for all requests closed out in that period.

2017 Annual Report and Results

January 2018 Average Response Time 


Responses to Public Records Requests

In the interest of transparency and efficiency, the Office of Open Government posts specific responses to public-records requests that may be of particular public interest, or may be the subject of multiple requests for the same records. For records released related to Officer Involved Critical Incidents, please follow this link.  


January 2018

Jan 12 2018
Patrick Marley - John Doe Report Emails
Jan 11 2018
Keegan Kyle - SAKI-Related Emails

December 2017

Dec 14 2017
Keegan Kyle - Agendas and Minutes for the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Response Team
Dec 12 2017
Molly Beck - Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty Records
Dec 12 2017
Joanna Beilman-Dulin - Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty Records
Dec 8 2017
Evan Feinauer, Steve Verberg - DBA vs. DNR Records
Dec 6 2017
Press Request - Attorney General's Report To The John Doe Judge
Dec 5 2017
Keegan Kyle - Crime Lab Newsletters
Dec 5 2017
Patrick Marley - Public Finance Authority Related Records
Dec 1 2017
Press Request - AG Schimel Letter to Superintendent Evers