NYPD ‘secret’ classification for documents ‘means diddly’ in eyes of legal experts

From Huffington Post: NEW YORK — Since at least 2003, the New York Police Department has been labeling some of its internal documents “Secret,” a designation that has baffled government secrecy experts, journalists and civil liberties lawyers.


The marking has been in use since at least 2003, when the NYPD’s controversial Intelligence Division affixed it to reports from the broad police spying operation aimed at protests of the 2004 Republican National Convention. The division has continued to label documents as such, most recently on those related to its surveillance of Muslims.

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