Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports (Newburgh Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Newburgh Police Department of Newburgh, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Law enforcement informal and formal settlement data and reports


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to and sufficient to show all instances of alleged or actual inappropriate or illegal behavior or actions resulting in compensation or expenditures involving this agency.

Responsive materials include records of all settlements (formal and informal) and payments to which this agency was or is a party for the period from January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Responsive materials include those for matters and legal claims resolved prior to the initiation of any litigation.

In particular, materials responsive to this request include all reports, lists, databases, spreadsheets, and other documentation detailing incidents of legal claims or other allegations requiring compensation for claimants, attorneys, or any other party.

If spreadsheets or similar documents are available in response to this request, please provide all segregable data, including but not limited to:

The nature of the claim or legal matter
The claimant and other parties involved
The relevant case and tracking numbers for court and internal systems
The date the lawsuit was served or litigation commenced
The final disposition or current status of the case, including whether a case is still pending
The amount spent to date as a result of the legal engagement
The amount paid to any parties related to the legal claim, including any city payout and any non-monetary compensation

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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Newburgh Police Department

Dear Mr. Lipton,

We are still receiving your requests (coy attached) following up on your FOIL dated June 27, 2020 but this request was answered and closed on January 6, 2022 when a USB flash drive was mailed to your attention (copy attached).

Have a good day,
Lorene Vitek
City Clerk
City of Newburgh, NY

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi, there —

I never received this USB Drive. Would it be possible to resent it or, more ideally, could you re-upload the materials via the upload link below?

Thanks so much,

From: Newburgh Police Department

Attached are the records that were included in the USB drive which was sent by first class mail & not received. The response was updated to include records for settlements concluded between the date of the original response in January 2022 and today. Again, some records have been withheld in their entirety and some of records disclosed have been redacted pursuant to the following FOIL exemptions:

(a) Public Officers Law § 87(2)(b) because disclosure of those portions of the record would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
(b) Public Officers Law § 87(2)(g) because those portions of the record constitute intra-agency materials that are not: (i) statistical or factual tabulations or data; (ii) instructions to staff that affect the public; (iii) final agency policy or determinations; or (iv) external audits:
(c) Public Officers Law § 87(2)(i) because disclosure of those portions of the record would jeopardize the capacity of the agency to guarantee the security of its information technology assets, such assets encompassing both electronic information systems and infrastructure; and
(d) Public Officers Law § 89(2-b)(c) because those items involve social security numbers.