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When police break the law…

A set of requests (under New York's revised Freedom of Information Law) for the records of some of the most egregious lawbreaking by those who wore a badge.

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At least a dozen New York police departments claim to have no misconduct records from the last 50 years

At least a dozen New York police departments claim to have no misconduct records from the last 50 years

At least 12 New York state police departments claim to have no records of officer misconduct from the past 50 years, according to responses to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.

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FOIA Roundup: Cities pass more police transparency measures

FOIA Roundup: Cities pass more police transparency measures

As protests for police accountability and reform continue, transparency changes are already taking place in cities across America — even as public records show emerging new challenges.

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New York repealed Section 50-a last week. Now it's time to get the records.

New York repealed Section 50-a last week. Now it’s time to get the records.

For almost fifty years, police disciplinary records in New York state have been kept confidential under the state’s Civil Law Section 50-a. That all changed last week, and now we’re working to make as many of these previously secret documents public as we can. Here’s how to follow along.

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New York legislature votes to repeal provision hiding police records

New York legislature votes to repeal provision hiding police records

Lawmakers in both houses of New York’s legislature voted to repeal Section 50-A of the state’s civil rights law, a move intended to eliminate the barrier between the public and police disciplinary histories.

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This week's FOIA round-up: Lack of transparency in the Trump administration, Washington's big open gov win, and animal extinction in Florida

This week’s FOIA round-up: Lack of transparency in the Trump administration, Washington’s big open gov win, and animal extinction in Florida

Our weekly collection of the biggest stories from FOIA

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