Glen Grays Arrest, Prosecution, and Investigation (New York City Police Department)

Adam Hahn filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
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FOIL-2019-056-07575

Multi Request Glen Grays Arrest, Prosecution, and Investigation
Est. Completion Sept. 16, 2019
Status
Fix Required

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From: Adam Hahn


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to the March 17, 2016 arrest and processing of Brooklyn letter carrier Glen Grays.
All records relating to the prosecution and dropping of charges against Mr. Grays.
All records relating to subsequent investigations of the arrest, including the arresting officers and supervisors, any administrative action taken as a result of the investigation, and the disposition of the investigations.

“Arrest of Postal Worker in Crown Heights.” YouTube, DNAinfo New York, 22 Mar. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDDs-CzF5E.
“Charges against Postal Worker Arrested by NYPD Dropped.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 12 May 2016, www.cbsnews.com/news/charges-against-postal-worker-arrested-by-nypd-dropped/.
“Video of Questionable Arrest of on-Duty Letter Carrier Sparks Outrage, Concern.” The Postal Record, vol. 129, no. 5, May 2016, pp. 4–5., www.nalc.org/news/the-postal-record/2016/may-2016/document/2016-05_arrest.pdf.

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,

Adam Hahn

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2019-056-07575. You can expect a response on or about Monday, September 16, 2019.

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

From: Adam Hahn

Dear Detective Halk,

I'm writing to bring to your attention correspondence I've had with the USPS OIG regarding records in their possession on this incident. See https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/glen-grays-arrest-prosecution-and-investigation-united-states-postal-service-office-of-inspector-general-71867/.

In 2019-IGFP-00269 Hahn, Adam Final Determination (attached), Kathy Kikel, USPS OIG FOIA Public Liaison, mentioned that there were at least eight pages of materials originating from the NYPD pertaining to this matter. Please ensure their release (as well as any other responsive documents) with my FOIL request.

Thank you,
Adam Hahn

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has closed your FOIL request FOIL-2019-056-07575 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-056-07575) I must deny access to the records you requested on the basis of Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(a). These records are sealed under court order, pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.50 and can only be requested by the arrested person or their representative.

In order to release these records, this unit must receive a notarized affidavit from the arrested person or their representative within thirty (30) days of the date of this email, addressed to the attention of Detective Halk (646-610-6430), who has been assigned to handle your case. Failure to do so will result in this file being CLOSED.

You may appeal the decision to deny access to material that was redacted in part or withheld in entirety by contacting the agency's FOIL Appeals Officer: foilappeals@nypd.org within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeals@nypd.org?subject=FOIL-2019-056-07575%20-%20Appeal)
Request Information:
Request Title: Glen Grays Arrest, Prosecution, and Investigation (New York City Police Department)
Request Description: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:All records relating to the March 17, 2016 arrest and processing of Brooklyn letter carrier Glen Grays.All records relating to the prosecution and dropping of charges against Mr. Grays.All records relating to subsequent investigations of the arrest, including the arresting officers and supervisors, any administrative action taken as a result of the investigation, and the disposition of the investigations.“Arrest of Postal Worker in Crown Heights.” YouTube, DNAinfo New York, 22 Mar. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDDs-CzF5E.“Charges against Postal Worker Arrested by NYPD Dropped.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 12 May 2016, www.cbsnews.com/news/charges-against-postal-worker-arrested-by-nypd-dropped/.“Video of Questionable Arrest of on-Duty Letter Carrier Sparks Outrage, Concern.” The Postal Record, vol. 129, no. 5, May 2016, pp. 4–5., www.nalc.org/news/the-postal-record/2016/may-2016/document/2016-05_arrest.pdf.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,Adam Hahn

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