Jenna Flanagan has been an Associate Producer and contributing reporter for WNYC's All Things Considered, local news since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years as a general assignment reporter for the WBGO news department and won a Garden State Association of Black Journalists award.
Fed Judge Orders NYPD to Release RNC Intelligence Documents
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
New York, NY –
A federal judge says NYPD intelligence documents must be turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents cover the 18 months leading up to the 2004 Republican National Convention. Chris Dunn, spokesman for the NYCLU, says the Police Department's investigative tactics will be revealed.
DUNN: What we will now see is what information the NYPD collected when it infiltrated political groups before the convention.
REPORTER: Dunn says the protesters came to the RNC to peacefully exercise their political rights, not to threaten the city, as the Police Department contended. The department says releasing their investigative methods could put the city at risk.
The city says it's reviewing the ruling and considering its legal options.