Taser Guidelines and Documentation (New York City Police Department)

Lynne Peskoe-Yang filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY .
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2020-056-15480

Multi Request Taser Guidelines and Documentation
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From: Lynne Peskoe-Yang

To Whom It May Concern:

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

* Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents for New York City Police Department agents corresponding to use of any and all of the following products and brands (company name in parentheses): Taser (Axon), LRAD (Genasys), Defense Technologies (Safariland), PACEM Defense. Please include document authors and dates
* List of full postmortem reporting requirements (e.g. subject resistance reports) for New York City Police Department agents after deployment of above products against civilians
* Blank copies of any forms related to postmortem reporting requirements for { agency name} agents who deploy, or who supervise the deployment of, the above products against civilians

This request is not being made for commercial purposes and will be used for the public benefit. For this reason I request that any fees be waived. If this is not possible, kindly inform me as to the nature and amount of the fee as soon as possible.
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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lynne Peskoe-Yang

From: New York City Police Department

Your request FOIL-2020-056-15480 has been successfully submitted to the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
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Request Title: Taser Guidelines and Documentation (New York City Police Department)

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

* Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents for New York City Police Department agents corresponding to use of any and all of the following products and brands (company name in parentheses): Taser (Axon), LRAD (Genasys), Defense Technologies (Safariland), PACEM Defense. Please include document authors and dates
* List of full postmortem reporting requirements (e.g. subject resistance reports) for New York City Police Department agents after deployment of above products against civilians
* Blank copies of any forms related to postmortem reporting requirements for { agency name} agents who deploy, or who supervise the deployment of, the above products against civilians

This request is not being made for commercial purposes and will be used for the public benefit. For this reason I request that any fees be waived. If this is not possible, kindly inform me as to the nature and amount of the fee as soon as possible.
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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Lynne Peskoe-Yang

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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-2020-056-15480. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-15480)

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2020-056-15480. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-15480) You can expect a response on or about Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
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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-2020-056-15480 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-15480)

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has responded to your FOIL request FOIL-2020-056-15480 with the following file(s). (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-15480) NOTE: You must be logged in to your OpenRecords account to access the file(s). If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so when the link is selected. The file(s) listed below will not be publicly available on the OpenRecords portal.


* record: 2020-056-15480_PG_221-08.pdf (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/response/1388756)
Please visit FOIL-2020-056-15480 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-15480)

From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has closed your FOIL request FOIL-2020-056-15480 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-15480)

In regard to the documents which you requested in the first bullet point:

* Records related to Taser/Axon were provided in a previous email.
* Records related to LRAD are denied on the basis of Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(e)(iv) as such information, if disclosed, would reveal non-routine techniques and procedures, and Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(g) as such records are inter/intra-agancy materials.
* A search was conducted for documents related to Defense Technologies and PACEM Defense and this unit was unable to locate responsive records.
In regard to the documents requested in the second bullet point, they are not maintained as described in your request.
In regard to the documents requested in the third bullet point, I must deny access based on Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(e)(iv) as such information, if disclosed, would reveal non-routine techniques and procedures, and Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(g) as such records are inter/intra-agancy materials.
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: foilappeals@nypd.org within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeals@nypd.org?subject=FOIL-2020-056-15480%20-%20Appeal)

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