NYPD unusual occurrence report

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 13PL108089
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

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:

The last five unusual occurrence reports submitted. According to the March 1999 quartermaster listing of printed forms, this is PD 370-152.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

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 as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-PL-8089.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of 2013-PL-8089.

Once again, I find myself appealing a determination by Lt. Mantellino that a request "does not reasonably describe a record."

Here is the request portion of 2013-PL-8089:

"The last five unusual occurrence reports submitted. According to the March 1999 quartermaster listing of printed forms, this is PD 370-152."

Not only did I base my request on a listing of official forms released by NYPD, but I also supplied the actual form number itself. If there is a more thorough means of describing a record, I am eager to hear from NYPD how I might add greater detail or direction. Even if that

Please proceed with processing this request immediately, and review the FOIL Unit's performance in light of the successive absurd rejections and responses that I have received to highly targeted requests.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. David,

As we discussed, below is a copy of the appeal language I sent on December 3 by postal mail.

Since submitting the initial appeal, we've received a copy of the current NYPD subject matter listing, which confirms that the form number for unusual occurrence reports is still, in fact, PD 370-152.

Please let me know if you have any questions or did not receive the hard copy of my appeal.

Best,
Shawn

==============

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of 2013-PL-8089.

Once again, I find myself appealing a determination by Lt. Mantellino that a request "does not reasonably describe a record."

Here is the request portion of 2013-PL-8089:

"The last five unusual occurrence reports submitted. According to the March 1999 quartermaster listing of printed forms, this is PD 370-152."

Not only did I base my request on a listing of official forms released by NYPD, but I also supplied the actual form number itself. If there is a more thorough means of describing a record, I am eager to hear from NYPD how I might add greater detail or direction.

Please proceed with processing this request immediately, and review the FOIL Unit's performance in light of the successive absurd rejections and responses that I have received to highly targeted requests.

Respectfully,

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: New York City Police Department

A letter stating that the request appeal has been succesful.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-PL-8089.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-PL-8089.

Thank you for your help.

From: New York City Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. David:

I have received the responsive documents sent in response to my FOIL request. Thank you for sending them. Unfortunately, they are of such poor resolution as to be unreadable. I would be happy to send you high-resolution scanned copies for your review -- there are entire sections where it is unclear whether the documents were intentionally redacted or simply smudged. As the reports indicate that they are computer printouts from December 2013, I cannot attribute the poor copy quality to age or any other acceptable cause.

Please send a legible copy, and I would be happy to provide payment as applicable under the FOIL statute.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From: New York City Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: New York City Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: New York City Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

Files

pages

Close