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

omar scott antar filed this request with the Office of the Governor 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 office of the Governor of Connecticut 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 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 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.

Thank you very much.
Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: Dalena, Doug

Dear Mr. Antar,

We have received your Freedom of Information Act request for any records related to New York Police Department Intelligence Division operations within Connecticut and our office has begun a search for records that may be responsive. If responsive records are discovered, we will contact you after we review them and will provide any responsive records that are not exempt from release.

Sincerely,

Douglas C. Dalena
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7360

From: Dalena, Doug

Mr. Antar,

We are still engaged in a search for responsive records. It is not clear yet when the search will be complete, but once I have reviewed any responsive records, I will contact you.
Thanks,

Douglas C. Dalena
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7360

From: Dalena, Doug

Mr. Antar,

In response to your request for records within the Office of the Governor of any agreements or communications between Connecticut and the New York Police Department regarding NYPD operations in Connecticut, we have not found any responsive records.

Sincerely,

Douglas C. Dalena
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7360

From: omar scott antar

Dear Office of the Governor:

Thank you very much for your response. This letter is an appeal of your 4/18/2017 response to my CT Freedom of Information Act request of 12/10/2016, which provided no records. Your response appears to have limited your search regarding the NYPD ID within Connecticut to only information "between Connecticut and the New York Police Department", when my CT FOIA request did not limit the search to only information exchanges with the NYPD, but is more expansive, to include any entity, including the NYC Mayor's office or the FBI. In fact, it is more established that agreements between NYC and at least one state, New Jersey, were most likely conducted with the NYC Mayor's office, as explicitly stated in the original CT FOIA request:

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."

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

all agreements, text, information, documents, records, and communications within the office of the Governor of Connecticut 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 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 in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within a timely manner, as the statute requires.

Thank you very much.
Sincerely,

omar scott antar

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