FOIA - NYPD - Smoking body cameras

J Ader filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any records - including emails, memos, reports, bulletins, etc - related to, or mentioning, malfunctioning police body cameras from October 19th, 2018 to the date of this request.

For assistance in finding responsive records, please see the following relevant press release from the NYPD DCPI:

"The NYPD has become aware of a possible product defect with some Vievu model LE-5 body-worn cameras. Out of an abundance of caution, the Police Commissioner has directed that the continued use and distribution of the LE-5 model cameras be suspended effective immediately.

Last night, an officer retrieved a body-cam for deployment on a midnight tour and noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal and immediately removed it. After it was safely removed, the device exploded. There were no injuries sustained. The incident revealed a potential for the battery inside the camera to ignite. The cause and scope of the defect are currently being investigated." [source: ]

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.


J Ader

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2018-056-11238. ( You can expect a response on or about Friday, March 22, 2019.

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Your request has been assigned to Detective Halk (646-610-6430)
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