NYS COOG consultations with NYPD re: "Secret" stamp

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

Copies of any advisory opinions, guidance memos or other communications sent to the New York City Police Department regarding its ad hoc "classification" system and use of "Secret" designations on documents. Please include documents created from January 1, 2013 to the day this request is processed

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)

Although there have been conversations, particularly with members of the news media, concerning the issue that you raised, I do not recall that any opinions or other written communications were prepared by this office.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Freeman,

Thank you for your prompt response, as always. Could you confirm formally that your office does not have any responsive documents?


From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)

Sure. I'll look more carefully tomorrow.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you!

From: Freeman, Robert (DOS)

Mr. Musgrave:

I have reviewed my "sent mail" and written opinions prepared during the past month, and none involve the "Secret" stamp. Again, there have been several conversations, but this office has not prepared anything in writing.
Bob Freeman


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