Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Suit Seeks CIA's Report On CIA-NYPD Spying On U.S. Muslims

A federal lawsuit was filed last month by the Electronic Privacy Information Center seeking release under the Freedom of Information Act of a report (and related documents) by the CIA's Inspector General on CIA involvement in spying by the New York Police Department on American Muslims. The complaint (full text) in Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Central Intelligence Agency, (D DC, filed 12/20/2012) indicates that the CIA report grew out of investigative articles by Associated Press on NYPD collaboration with the CIA in photographing members of the Muslim community entering mosques, infiltrating Muslim student groups and conducting surveillance of Muslim stores and businesses. Huffington Post yesterday reported on the lawsuit. (See prior related posting.)