Accessing the personnel records of law enforcement personnel

Accessing the personnel records of law enforcement personnelFerrara v Superintendent, Division of State Police, 235 A.D.2d 874,  Appeal dismissed, 90 N.Y.2d 829, Defendant's motion to dismiss appeal granted, 26 F.Supp.2d 410A prisoner at the Oneida Correctional Facility, submitted a Freedom on Information request to the Division of State Police seeking "records of disciplinary action taken against members of the State Police" as the result of an internal investigation.The Appellate Division, in sustaining the Division's refusal to provide such information, explained that such records are specifically exempted from disclosure under Civil Rights Law §50-a.In a similar cases, Nassau County Police Department v Kevin, 237 A.D.2d 354, the Appellate Division quashed a judicial subpoena issued by a District Court that ordered the production of "internal police directives and orders" that it was alleged would establish the existence of a quota…

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