Use of Force Reports

Dhruv Mehrotra filed this request with the Beacon City Police Department of Beacon, NY.
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From: Dhruv Mehrotra

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

On Monday June 8th in a workshop with City Council, Beacon Police Department Lieutenant Figlia mentioned that in the last 2 years there have been nearly 60 incidents where a use of force report would needed to have been filed. He also described a review process wherein each report has an accompanying interview conducted by a supervisor. I am requesting all use of force reports from 2017 to todays date, June 9th, and any accompanying documentation, including interviews, photographs or videos. I am also requesting the accompanying review of the incident by a supervisor as well as any accompanying documentation, including interview transcripts, body camera footage, or surveillance video.

Responsive documents might include:
- Transcripts of Interviews produced as a result of an investigation of reported Use of Force Incident,
- Images, Videos, Audio produced as a result of an investigation of reported Use of Force Incident - these can be from Body Cameras or Surveillance Videos.
- The report that was filed as a result of the incident.
- The accompanying review of each report.

I also am requesting expedited processing as these records will help contextualize Beacon Police's recent statements regarding the ongoing local protests over the killing of George Floyd.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Dhruv Mehrotra

From: Dhruv Mehrotra

Hello, I just wanted to follow up to make sure that you received this request.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello Ms. Taylor,

I'm wondering whether you've been having trouble sending emails to the address associated with this or any other MuckRock request. If so, could you please let us know via

Thanks so much for your time and help.

All the best,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Beacon City Police Department

We sent the message below on September 4th with regard to this FOIL. Please note that the City of Beacon will no longer be responding to numerous requestors/email addresses pertaining to the same request(s). We'd appreciate it if you would work to ensure that our responses are provided to the appropriate party as this happens quite frequently. Thank you for your understanding.

Iola C. Taylor, City Clerk