MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the New York Daily News exclusive materials, obtained on Wednesday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez stressed that the NYPD made "blanket assertions" and failed "to particularize or distinguish their surveillance or undercover techniques and records."
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The case was brought by protester James Lodge, who filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to disclose the information, suspecting that police were "compiling dossiers" on the peaceful protest participants.
NYPD though argued that revealing its tools and policies would contradict law enforcement work.
Mendez signed the ruling, ordering the NYPD to comply with Logue’s request within 30 days, on Monday, though the information was disclose just on Wednesday.
In December 2014, mass protests were staged at New York's Grand Central Station after grand jury had ruled out not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of Afro-American Eric Garner, killed in July, despite video materials and media report, proving officer's guilt.