The Legal Aid Society Community Justice Unit

Why do we want your FOIL request information?

When you decide to submit a FOIL request to the NYPD, we would like to know so that we can assist you further if necessary. In addition, this data will be used for policy reform to ensure that certain policing strategies do not infringe on people‚Äôs rights and deter racial profiling. If you are submitting a FOIL request via email, please CC us ([email protected]) on the correspondence. On the other hand, if you are submitting a FOIL request via postal mail, you can email us at [email protected] or call (212) 577-3385 informing us that you applied. Include your name, address, and phone number so we can document that you have applied.

We are collecting data on FOIL requests to remedy unlawful practices that adversely affect certain demographics in New York. Your personal information will be kept confidential and restricted from public access. Qualitative and quantitative data gathered will be used for policy reform and analysis purposes.


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What is a FOIL Request and How Do I Apply?

Submit a FOIL request online