Gerard Benderoth NYPD

Jacob Silverman filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-PL-8739
Status
Rejected

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From: Nathanael King

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 files, including personnel records, pertaining to Gerard Benderoth, a retired NYPD officer who recently committed suicide while under investigation by the FBI. His death has been widely reported: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/nyregion/gerard-benderoth-suicide-drug-plot.html

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,

Jacob Silverman

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: Jacob Silverman

I would like to appeal the FOIA officer's decision. Gerard Benderoth is deceased, so there shouldn't be a privacy concern. When he was alive, Benderoth was frequently chronicled in tabloid stories, making him a subject of wide public interest. His part in an FBI investigation also establishes him as a matter of public interest.

If the appeal finds that personnel records are still excluded, I would appreciate any other documents related to Benderoth's employment with the NYPD.

From: FOIL APPEALS

Mr. Silverman,

Attached please find the appeal determination for your appeal of FOIL request #2017-PL-8739 regarding Gerard Benderoth. Thank you.

Best,

Jordan S. Mazur

Sergeant

Records Access Appeals Officer

Deputy Commissioner Legal Matters

1 Police Plaza, Room 1406 New York, NY 10038

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