Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NYPD caught using X-ray vans to search the public, refuses court order to release details

 For more than three years, ProPublica has been fighting to force the NYPD to disclose the details of its fleet of X-ray vans. Earlier this year, New York State Supreme Court Judge Doris Ling-Cohan ruled that the NYPD couldn’t shield itself from Freedom of Information requests simply because disclosing fleet details could interefere with ongoing investigations. The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefing arguing against the NYPD’s position, but New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton continues to stonewall reporters.