FOIL request log (Buffalo Police Department)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Buffalo Police Department of Buffalo, NY.
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From: Benjamin Lesser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A log of all requests for agency records under the Freedom of Information Law received over the past three years, or as far back as such records are maintained.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Benjamin Lesser

From: Buffalo Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Buffalo Police Department

Mr. Lesser

In a letter dated April 11, 2015 your were advised that requests for
Freedom of Information requests are stored in a file cabinet in
alphabetical order in file folders. They are purged every two years due to
storage availability.

In order to make copies, it would result in hundred's of copies needing to
be made. There would be a .25 per page reproduction fee per New York Public
Officer's law 87(1)(b).

Mark Antonio

From: MuckRock

Captain Antonio -

Apologies for the oversight with regard to your response sent earlier this month. If no such log is maintained, this request is closed.

Thank you for your prompt attention.