NYPD Investigative and Personnel Records, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa

T. McElwee filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
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FOIL-2019-056-19756

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Rejected

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From: T. McElwee


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All personnel records and investigative records where the identified subject is either Louis Eppolito or Stephen Caracappa, retired NYPD detectives. "Personnel records," as defined by the law, are those records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment, promotion or discipline internal to the Department. "Investigative records" should include any record routinely used in a criminal prosecution.

Both Eppolito and Caracappa are both widely reported as deceased; a report of Eppolito's death in 2019 (that also notes Caracappa predeceasing him in 2017) is attached as proof. As such, there are is no longer any privacy interest served in the withholding or redaction of either personnel or investigative records.

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Eppolito:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 129-36
Date of Birth: 7/22/48
Date of Death: 11/03/2019
NYPD Dates of service: 8/1/1969 through 2/18/1990

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Caracappa:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 115-32
Date of Birth: 11/12/41
Date of Death: 04/08/2017
NYPD Dates of Service: 6/30/1969 through 11/4/1992

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,

T. McElwee

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From: New York City Police Department

Your request FOIL-2019-056-19756 has been successfully submitted to the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
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Request Title: NYPD Investigative and Personnel Records, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa

Request Description: Other Request

Other Request
Type of Request:
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Date:
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All personnel records and investigative records where the identified subject is either Louis Eppolito or Stephen Caracappa, retired NYPD detectives. "Personnel records," as defined by the law, are those records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment, promotion or discipline internal to the Department. "Investigative records" should include any record routinely used in a criminal prosecution.

Both Eppolito and Caracappa are both widely reported as deceased; a report of Eppolito's death in 2019 (that also notes Caracappa predeceasing him in 2017) is attached as proof. As such, there are is no longer any privacy interest served in the withholding or redaction of either personnel or investigative records.

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Eppolito:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 129-36
Date of Birth: 7/22/48
Date of Death: 11/03/2019
NYPD Dates of service: 8/1/1969 through 2/18/1990

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Caracappa:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 115-32
Date of Birth: 11/12/41
Date of Death: 04/08/2017
NYPD Dates of Service: 6/30/1969 through 11/4/1992

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,

T. McElwee

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From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has denied your FOIL request FOIL-2019-056-19756 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-056-19756)
In regard to the document(s) which you requested, I must deny access to the records on the basis that your request is too broad in nature and does not describe a specific document.

Please visit FOIL-2019-056-19756 to view additional information and take any necessary action. 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: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-056-19756) foilappeals@nypd.org within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeals@nypd.org?subject=FOIL-2019-056-19756%20-%20Appeal)
Request Information:
Request Title: NYPD Investigative and Personnel Records, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa
Request Description: Other Request Other Request
Type of Request:
Report #:
Date:
Time:
Precinct:
Location:
Description:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All personnel records and investigative records where the identified subject is either Louis Eppolito or Stephen Caracappa, retired NYPD detectives. "Personnel records," as defined by the law, are those records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment, promotion or discipline internal to the Department. "Investigative records" should include any record routinely used in a criminal prosecution.

Both Eppolito and Caracappa are both widely reported as deceased; a report of Eppolito's death in 2019 (that also notes Caracappa predeceasing him in 2017) is attached as proof. As such, there are is no longer any privacy interest served in the withholding or redaction of either personnel or investigative records.

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Eppolito:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 129-36
Date of Birth: 7/22/48
Date of Death: 11/03/2019
NYPD Dates of service: 8/1/1969 through 2/18/1990

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Caracappa:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 115-32
Date of Birth: 11/12/41
Date of Death: 04/08/2017
NYPD Dates of Service: 6/30/1969 through 11/4/1992

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,

T. McElwee

Attachments:

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From: T. McElwee

I appeal this rejection on the grounds that it is baseless.

The request specified two persons (Stephen Carcappa and Louis Eppolito), and two classes of documents (personnel records and criminal records) for each person.

Adequate descriptions of the two individuals named (including names, dates of birth, social security numbers and service dates) were provided so that a search for records could be performed through a standard electronic lookup.

From: New York City Police Department

Dear Sir or Madam:

Please see attached appeal determination. Thank you.

Respectfully,

Jordan S. Mazur, Esq.
Sergeant
Records Access Appeals Officer
NYPD Legal Bureau
1 Police Plaza, Room 1406
New York, NY 10038
FOILAppeals@NYPD.org<mailto:FOILAppeals@NYPD.org>

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