all agreements, text, information, documents, records, and communications within the Connecticut State Police regarding New York Police Department Intelligence Division (NYPD ID) operations within Connecticut

omar scott antar filed this request with the Connecticut State Police of Connecticut.
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From: omar scott antar

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

all agreements, text, information, documents, records, and communications within the Connecticut State Police regarding New York Police Department Intelligence Division (NYPD ID) operations within Connecticut, including in collaboration with (but not limited to) the CIA. It is established that the NYPD ID operates within the state of Connecticut (and other neighboring states like New Jersey), for more than a decade, according to NYPD ID documents released by Handschu and NYCLU legal efforts. The NYPD ID even had units termed "Out of City units” to conduct documented operations and “visits/letters” in New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut, including “Operation NEXUS”, according to the NYPD ID’s 2006 “Strategic Posture” document (pages 3, 61, 100, 103-104, 107):

http://www.nyclu.org/files/releases/Handschu_Exhibit7b_(StrategicPostureredacted)_2.4.13.pdf

In addition, it is established that agreements between NYC (Mayor's office?) and at least one state, New Jersey, permitted such actions of the NYPD ID in states outside of its traditional jurisdiction:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/13/poll-shows-broad-support-for-nypd-surveillance-of-muslims/#.VJ23rAwuwLk.twitter
"“Anything we’ve done in New Jersey, we have done under an agreement with the state of New Jersey that was signed by a previous governor, and still remains in effect,” Bloomberg said."

Given the date of NYPD ID activities within the state of Connecticut, cited above, it likely that at least the initial agreement(s) between NYC and the state of Connecticut about the NYPD ID were signed by former CT Governor John G. Rowland. We seek the text of any and all similar agreements between NYC and the state of Connecticut that permit NYPD ID activities within the state of Connecticut, and all accompanying information related to their operations within the state of Connecticut.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 very much in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: Connecticut State Police

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Connecticut State Police

A no responsive documents response.

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