Documents containing information used to evaluate the performance of specified public employees are not subject to disclosure pursuant to a Freedom of Information request

Documents containing information used to evaluate the performance of specified public employees are not subject to disclosure pursuant to a Freedom of Information requestLuongo v Records Access Appeals Officer, 2019 NY Slip Op 00344, Appellate Division, First DepartmentThe Legal Aid Society, New York, appealed a Supreme Court decision denying its petition to compel the New York City Police Department's Records Access Appeals Officer to disclose documents it had requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law [FOIL]* and dismissing the proceeding Legal Aid had brought pursuant to CPLR Article 78. The Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the lower courts ruling.The Appellate Division explained that the New York City Police Department documents at issue contain information used to evaluate a police officer's performance and included such items as the disposition of disciplinary charges brought against the officer. Further, said the Appellate Division, the…

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