NEW YORK (AP) — A state appellate court has reversed a lower court decision that would have allowed The New York Times access to home addresses of gun permit holders and hate crime victims in New York City.
The decision was handed down Tuesday by the Appellate Division, First Department.
The Times had asked the New York Police Department for the information under freedom of information laws in 2010 and been denied. A state court in November 2011 decided in favor of the paper seeing those databases but didn't grant access to another database connected to the NYPD's street stop program.
The appellate court also said Tuesday the lower court should revisit the street stop request.
The Times said the decision was being reviewed.