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Singh v. South Asian Society of the George Washington University

May 24, 2007

GURPAL SINGH, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
v.
SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETY OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Rosemary M. Collyer United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Pending before the Court is Defendant The George Washington University's Motion to Compel Enforcement of a Subpoena Duces Tecum Served on the United States Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"). DHS has refused to produce documents requested in the subpoena on the grounds that they are protected from disclosure by the law enforcement privilege. For the following reasons, the Court will grant the University's motion in part and deny it part, and will order DHS to submit certain documents to the Court for in camera review.

I. BACKGROUND

The facts underlying this lawsuit have been detailed in several previous opinions, and the Court assumes familiarity with them. On September 21, 2006, the University served a subpoena on DHS requesting ten separate categories of documents relating to security at the Old Post Office Pavilion on the night that Plaintiffs' decedent, Ranjit Singh, was murdered. Mem. of P. & A. In Support of the University's Motion to Compel ("University Mem."), Ex. 1. In accordance with DHS regulations set forth at 6 C.F.R. §§ 5.41 and 5.42, the University also submitted a comprehensive declaration with exhibits supporting the subpoena and setting forth the need for the documents sought. Id., Ex. 2. The subpoena required DHS to produce the requested information no later than October 21, 2006. Id., Ex. 1.

The University's subpoena sought the following documents:

1. A list of all federal security guards and agents who engaged in any type of security function at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005.

2. All documents showing, depicting, listing, or explaining all security measures that the Department of Homeland Security had in place for the protection of the Old Post Office Pavilion and its invitees on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005, including but not limited to any written security plan or assessment which may have been in place.

3. All DHS and Federal Protective Services incident reports and investigatory files relative to the events at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005.

4. The personnel files for all federal security guards and agents who performed work at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005.

5. All documents showing the training, background, and/or experience of all federal security guards and agents who performed work at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005.

6. All documents showing the duties and responsibilities of all federal security guards and agents who performed work at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005, including documents showing where these individuals were deployed on these dates.

7. All site plans, premises plans, and drawings depicting the exact area at the Old Post Office Pavilion (including entrances and exits, if any) that DHS security guards (or agents thereof) were responsible for at the Bhangra Blowout After-Hours Celebration hosted at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005.

8. Any agreements, authorizations, and other documents authorizing SecTek, Inc., or any other entity to provide security at the Bhangra Blowout After-Hours Celebration hosted at the Old Post Office Pavilion on March 26, 2005 and March 27, 2005.

9. Any and all non-privileged incident reports, correspondence, memorandum, emails, and other documents regarding the events of ...


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