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Everything the NYPD is saying about the 50-A Freedom of Information Exemption to Discipline Records is a lie

The NYPD claims that it just realized that by releasing discipline records of its officers to the press for the last forty years, it has been violating New York Civil Rights Law 50-a. They claim that 50-a “prohibits” them from releasing discipline records, and so they will no longer tell the public when they do – or more importantly, when they do not – discipline officers. The NYPD’s claim is patently false in three ways:

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