Associated Press Primary Documents on NYPD Surveillance

Since August [2011], AP has been publishing stories from its ongoing investigation into secret intelligence operations set up by the New York Police Department following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

AP's investigation has revealed that the NYPD dispatched undercover officers into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program. Police also used informants, known as "mosque crawlers," to monitor sermons, even when there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

The AP also determined that police subjected entire neighborhoods to surveillance and scrutiny, often because of the ethnicity of the residents, not because of any accusations of crimes. Hundreds of mosques and Muslim student groups were investigated and dozens were infiltrated. Many of these operations were built with help from the CIA, which is prohibited from spying on Americans but was instrumental in transforming the NYPD's intelligence unit after 9/11.


The Demographics Unit:

The Demographics Unit

Albanian Locations of Concern Report

Egyptian Locations of Interest Report

Syrian Locations of Concern Report

Moroccan Locations

Newark, New Jersey Demographics Report

Suffolk County Demographic Report

Nassau County Demographic Report

NYPD Note-Subject: Supervisors Conferral with Detective


NYC Mosque Statements on Danish Cartoon Controversy

NYPD analysis on Iranians in NY

Target of Surveillance

Oct. 16, 2006 NYPD Intelligence Note

Student Groups:

Nov. 22, 2006 NYPD Weekly MSA Report

Political Groups

April 25, 2008 Deputy Commissioner's Briefing


Original documents found on Associated Press