OTMLAW to Defend Samir Hashmi and Abdur-Rashid in Lawsuits Against NYPD

OTMLAW represents both Mr. Talib W. Abdur-Rashid and Samir Hashmi in the matter of Abdur Rashid v. NYPD and Hashmi v. NYPD. The two judges presiding over the cases reached conflicting decisions regarding the NYPD’s assertion of Glomar theory in response to the two men’s FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) requests.

Oral argument on both cases was held on Tuesday March 8, 2016, at the New York State Supreme Court. View the media articles below to learn more about these two pivotal cases.

Challenge Mounted to NYPD Policy in Surveillance Case

Appellate Judges to Decide Whether Details of NYPD’s Program to Spy on Muslims Can Be Disclosed Under Freedom of Information Law

Judges Hear Challenge to NYPD Transparency in Spy Lawsuits

Judges Hear Challenge to NYPD’s Use of Secrecy Law to Dodge Open-Records Request

NYPD Using Cold War Excuse to Block Information on Muslim Spying

Paramus Man’s Lawsuit Could Have Effect on Release of Police Information

News Article re. NYPD Surveillance

The Record (North Bergen) Article re. NYPD Surveillance
Daily News Article re, NYPD Surveillance