Investigating use of NYPD's Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU)

NYPD Tapes filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.


From: NYPD Tapes

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:

Document(s) detailing interoperability between NYPD TARU surveillance of Occupy Wall Street protesters from September 17th, 2011 - Present, and federal counterterrorism efforts including Department of Homeland Security fusion centers, the Justice Department and the National Security Agency.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


NYPD Tapes Team


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: New York Police Department

From: New York Police Department