Judge orders NYPD to start disclosing police misconduct records to nonprofit news outlet


A New York judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to stop dragging its feet and finally begin disclosing police misconduct records to THE CITY, a nonprofit news outlet that first requested the documents nearly two years ago. 

In a ruling issued last week, Justice Lyle E. Frank of the New York Supreme Court gave the NYPD 10 days to start making monthly productions of at least 1,000 pages until all responsive records have been disclosed. The judge’s decision was handed down after attorneys from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Davis Wright Tremaine notified the court on behalf of THE CITY that the NYPD had repeatedly failed to comply with an agreement that required the police department to begin turning over records back in May. 

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