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Non-Retaliation for Reporting Compliance Risks

The FBI’s “Non-Retaliation for Reporting Compliance Risks” policy provides a process for FBI personnel to express concerns or report potential violations of the Bureau’s legal and regulatory compliance efforts and encourages employees to report such matters.

James Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin (1924 to 1987) was a noted American author and playwright. This release consists of information from FBI files between 1963 and 1971.

Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short)

Elizabeth Ann Short, aka “The Black Dahlia” In 1947, a brutally mutilated female corpse was found in Los Angeles. The press nicknamed the victim “The Black Dahlia.” Her killer was never found. The FBI identified the victim as Elizabeth Ann Short (1924-1947), an aspiring actress. This release details the FBI’s assistance to the Los Angeles Police Department, which investigated the murder, between 1947 and 1948.

Electronic Recordkeeping Certification Policy Guide 0800PG

The Electronic Recordkeeping Certification Policy Guide defines authorities, roles, responsibilities, process and documentation requirements that govern the certification of FBI-owned and FBI-sponsored IT systems. It went into effect on August 14, 2015.

Mario M. Cuomo

Mario M. Cuomo (1935-2015) was a long-serving American politician in the state of New York. This release consists of FBI main files concerning extortionate threats made against Cuomo and others.

2015 Pre-Publication Review Policy Guide

The FBI’s Pre-Publication Review policy went into effect on June 04, 2015.


The October 24, 2002 arrest of John Allen Mohammed and Lee Boyd Malvo brought an end to series of sniper murders that terrorized the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for two weeks. The joint investigation by the FBI, state, regional and local law enforcement was called SNIPEMUR in the FBI. This release consists of material from the FBI’s file on this matter.

Armando Florez Ibarra

Armando Florez Ibarra served as a Cuban diplomat in the United States and Czechoslovakia before defecting to Spain in 1968. This release consists of material from FBI files dated between 1960 and 1986.

Virginius Frank Coe

Virginius Frank Coe (1908 to 1980) was a former Treasury Department Official identified as a member of the Silvermaster espionage group in the late 1940s. This release consists of FBI material dated between 1970 and 1975.

Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon (1928 to 2014) was an Israeli politician. This release consists of material related to diplomatic security issues concerning Sharon’s visit to the United States in 1982 and 1991.

Judith Coplon

Judith Coplon (1921 to 2011) was a spy for the Soviet Union who worked in the U.S. Department of Justice. She was convicted of espionage and conspiracy in 1949, but both verdicts were overturned due to FBI errors in gathering evidence. This release consists of materials from the FBI case file on Coplon between 1948 and 1949.

Harold Glasser

Harold Glasser (1905 to 1992) was an economist employed by the US Department of Treasury and later worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. FBI investigation and subsequently identified Russian records identified Glasser as a spy.

Michael Whitney Straight

Michael Whitney Straight (1916 to 2004) was an American writer and publisher, scion of a wealthy family, and agent of the USSR. This release consists of material from FBI files between 1943 and 1969.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911 to 2004) was the 40th president of the United States, governor of California, and well known actor. This release consists of material from FBI files related to Mr. Reagan dated between 1951 and 1980.


On April 19,1995, Timothy McVeigh parked an explosive laden truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The explosion killed 168 men, women and children; McVeigh was later executed for the murders. The FBI investigation was called OKBOMB. This release consists of the first one hundred pages of responsive material on that investigation.

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee

Benjamin “Ben” Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014) was a journalist who became the executive editor of the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. This release consists of FBI material on Bradlee from 1951 to 1984.

Huey Percy Newton

Huey Percy Newton (1942 to 1989) was co-founder of the Black Panther Party. This release consists of materials from FBI file 105-HQ-165429 and several shorter files, dated between 1967 and 1969.

Thomas Michael Menino

Thomas Michael Menino (1942-2014) served as the Mayor of Boston from 1993 to 2014. This release consists of material from a 2002 corruption investigation that did not lead to prosecution.

Joan Alexandra Rivers

Joan Alexandra Rivers, ne Molinsky, (1933-2014) was a well known entertainment figure. This release consists of several FBI investigations of violent threats made against Ms. Rivers.


On February 4, 1974, Patricia Hearst, the daughter of a well-known newspaper owner, was kidnapped by members of the domestic terrorist group called the Symbionese Liberation Army. The FBI’s investigation of this kidnapping and Hearst’s actions while with the group was called HEARNAP. This release is a new processing of the FBI’s HEARNAP file, which was previously released.
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