NYPD online advertisements (New York City Police Department)

Aaron Holmes filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY .
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Multi Request NYPD online advertisements
Due July 7, 2020
Est. Completion Nov. 18, 2020
Awaiting Response


From: Aaron Holmes

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request records of social media ads purchased by the NYPD on Facebook and Instagram, and Google. Facebook, Instagram, and Google AdSense allow advertisers to target specific demographics, interests, geographic areas, ages, and genders.

I’m requesting records of ads administered by the NYPD and its departments on Facebook, Instagram, and Google AdSense spanning January 2020-July 2020, including for each ad buy all information related to:
- The platform where the ads ran and date of ad buy
- Demographics that the ads target
- Interests that the ads target
- Geographical area that the ads target
- Ages that the ads target
- Gender that the ads target
- The content of the advertisement.

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.


Aaron Holmes

From: New York City Police Department

Your request FOIL-2020-056-09689 has been successfully submitted to the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
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You can view the request and take any necessary action at the following webpage: https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-09689. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-09689)

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2020-056-09689. You can expect a response on or about Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
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Your request has been assigned to Detective Halk (646-610-6430). Note: Due to issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic there may be extensive delays, lasting up to one year, in determining your request.

Please visit FOIL-2020-056-09689 to view additional information and take any necessary action.


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