NYPD brass tight-lipped on press access to newly encrypted radio channels


New York Police Department honchos offered few specifics Friday on how much access news outlets will have to police radio channels after the department encrypted frequencies in six northern Brooklyn precincts last week, with more to follow soon.

As amNewYork Metro first reported earlier this week, the six Brooklyn North precincts encrypted their radio frequencies on July 17 — shutting the press and public out of real-time information from the department. New York City reporters and photographers heavily depend upon NYPD frequencies to cover breaking news events as they happen independently, without relying solely upon official information from police.