Request for records relating to plaintiff's prior civil rights suit against Deputy United States Marshals and city police detective
Granting defendant's motion to dismiss
- Litigation Considerations: The court finds that, "[plaintiff] cannot possibly prevail here because he has sued individual federal officials under FOIA and FOIA authorizes relief only against covered federal agencies." The court notes that, "in FOIA cases individual federal employees are not proper parties." The court notes that, "many of the federal officials who are Defendants here are not employed in the executive branch . . . ." The court concludes that, "FOIA covers only agencies in the executive branch of government."