all information, documents, records, and communications within the NYPD (New York Police Department) regarding NYPD Confidential journalism

omar scott antar filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 2016-PL-7259
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From: omar scott antar

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:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the NYPD (New York Police Department) regarding NYPD Confidential journalism, especially all the contents and information relevant and surrounding the NYPD Intelligence Division folder with NYPD Confidential's principle journalist's name on it and the words "Top Secret", as per pages 280-283 of the 2009-2010 book entitled "NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption in the Country's Greatest Police Force". I would like copies of all emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780312650940
NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption in the Country's Greatest Police Force
pages 280-283:

"Then another detective passed on more unsettling news. He told me a friends of his had seen an Intelligence Division folder with my name on it and the words "Top Secret." When I again expressed skepticism, he said, "Do you know that a surveillance team in Queens has been assigned to follow you? You teach at Brooklyn College, don't you? Now how would I know that?""

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: New York City Police Department

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: New York City Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: omar scott antar

Dear NYPD Records Access Appeals Officer,

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby appeal the NYPD letter of 10/20/2016, and request the following records:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the NYPD (New York Police Department) regarding NYPD Confidential journalism, especially all the contents and information relevant and surrounding the NYPD Intelligence Division folder with NYPD Confidential's principle journalist's name on it and the words "Top Secret", as per pages 280-283 of the 2009-2010 book entitled "NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption in the Country's Greatest Police Force". I would like copies of all emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780312650940
NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption in the Country's Greatest Police Force
pages 280-283:

"Then another detective passed on more unsettling news. He told me a friends of his had seen an Intelligence Division folder with my name on it and the words "Top Secret." When I again expressed skepticism, he said, "Do you know that a surveillance team in Queens has been assigned to follow you? You teach at Brooklyn College, don't you? Now how would I know that?""

There is sufficient specificity in this request, particularly given the open, publicly published passage in the book, "NYPD Confidential: Power and Corruption in the Country's Greatest Police Force" by Leonard Levitt. Those passages can easily identify the subject of the NYPD records relevant to this FOIL request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

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