CCRB files of NYPD officers

Avinash Samarth filed this request with the Civilian Complaint and Review Board of New York City, NY.
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From: Avinash Samarth

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

The full and entire Civilian Complaint Review Board ("CCRB") file, including without limitation any and all documents describing:
A. Substantiated complaints;
B. Unsubstantiated complaints;
C. Allegations or informal or formal charges;
D. Investigation, including without limitation any and all interview transcripts, audio, video, or notes and any photos or videos of an alleged incident;
E. CCRB proceedings, including without limitation transcripts and exhibits;
F. Findings, statements, opinions, transcripts, or any other document created by any NYPD agencies, district attorney offices, or courts;
G. Correspondence, including without limitation any and all correspondence with the subject officer, any other officers, any victims or complainants, any other witnesses, and any district attorney's office;
H. Findings, including without limitation reports or memoranda or opinions of factual findings, dispositions, or analysis of conduct;
I. Recommendations for discipline; and
J. Discipline;

For the following New York Police Department ("NYPD") officers:
A. Daniel Pantaleo
B. Darryl Schwartz
C. Ronald Hobson
D. Vincent D'Andraia
E. Edward McClain
F. John Zorilla (shield #22991)
G. Miguel Frias (shield #1309)
H. Robert Jaquez
I. Maurice Harrington (shield #6286)
J. Ramon Castro
K. Brandon Gembecki (shield #1517)
L. Michael Cautillo
M. Jamel Watson

I am happy to accept each officer's file separately, should some files be available for production earlier than others.

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.


Avinash Samarth

From: Civilian Complaint and Review Board

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The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2020-054-00132. ( You can expect a response on or about Monday, November 2, 2020.
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From: Avinash Samarth


It has been six business days and I have not received any indication of an approximate date by which the CCRB will respond to the request, as required by law. Could you please provide me with an estimate?

Thank you,
Avinash Samarth

From: Avinash Samarth

Thank you for your response. I am very concerned about the estimated date for production of these records, particularly because I am requesting files that should already be compiled. Is there any way I can limit or restructure the request to make it easier for you to produce these files earlier?

From: Avinash Samarth


I am following up on this request. I am concerned that you will take over four months to respond to this request. If there's anything I can do to narrow the request to make it easier for production, please let me know. You can reach me at

Avinash Samarth, Esq.


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