NYPD FOIL appeal letters (2012 to 2013) [COOG]

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Committee on Open Government of New York .


From: Shawn Musgrave

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:

All FOIL appeal determination letters sent by the New York City Police Department Records Access Appeals Officer from January 1, 2012 to the date this request is processed. If a database of these letters is available, please send this as well.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)

He's getting serious. We have most of the appeal determinations from the NYPD grouped together, so I'm guessing that most won't be hard to find. The group that you mentioned this morning may be particularly interesting to him.

I'll acknowledge the receipt of his request.

From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request made under the Freedom of Information Law for determinations of appeals rendered by the New York City Police Department from January 1, 2012 to the present.

We do not maintain a database of the appeals, which are filed chronologically. However, the NYPD generally sends copies of its determinations in a group. Consequently, we should be able to find most of the determinations fairly easily.

In consideration of the small size of our staff (2), the need to search through thousands of appeals, and because half of the staff will be in the office only one day next week, I expect to be able to make the records available on or before January 7. It is likely that the records will be scanned and sent free of charge.

Bob Freeman

From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

This is to inform you that the records that you requested, which are voluminous, have been scanned, and will be emailed to you later today.

Bob Freeman

From: Farmer, Patricia (DOS)

Attached are copies of appeal letters from January 2012 - present as requested

From: Farmer, Patricia (DOS)

Attached is the continuation of your request