|Multi Request||NYPD/OCME - State Communications|
|Submitted||Dec. 19, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all requests received from, and communications back to, the United States Department of State regarding OCME or NYPD withholding or modifying records or statements to the public between November 5, 2015 and December 1, 2018, including without limitation any State Department requests relating to the deaths of (i) Vitaly Churkin on or about February 20, 2017 at 136 E. 67th Street (Russian mission to the UN) and (ii) Sergei Krivov on or about November 8, 2016 at 11 E. 91st Street (Russian consulate), and any communications within the NYPD or OCME (as applicable) or with other city agencies regarding such requests. Please see attached a report of one such request.
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.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has denied your FOIL request FOIL-2018-056-14304 for the following reasons: The Freedom of Information Law allows access to existing documents and does not necessitate the creation of a document. I am unable to provide access to these documents on the basis that your request does not reasonably describe a record in a manner that would enable a search to be conducted by the New York City Police Department.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days.