Patrolmen's Benevolent Association v. de Blasio

October 5, 2018

The Reporters Committee and a coalition of news media organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the Mayor of New York City, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, and the NYPD arguing (1) that policy body-worn camera (BWC) videos are not exempt from New York's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) under Civil Rights Law Section 50-a, and (2) even assuming, arguendo, that BWC videos are exempt from disclosure under that provision the City has discretion to release such footage.