APD Emails for 2018 and 2019

Laura Kiesel filed this request with the Arlington Police Department of Arlington, MA.
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From: Laura Kiesel

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

I am looking for any emails dated from last year 2018 and 2019 sent from Richard Pedrini's, Robert Pedrini's or Gina Pedrini's official, town-issued APD email account that contain the following words and phrases: "Kiesel," "Keisel," "Caravan," "illegals," "immigrants," "alien," "Black Lives Matter," "restorative justice," and "Border."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Laura Kiesel

From: Arlington Police Department

Good afternoon Laura Kiesel,

Thank you for your public records request.

We have searched our email archiver for any sent messages from the
individuals listed below from 1/1/2018 to present containing any of the key
words listed in your request.

There was 1 hit for "border," in an email containing an incident report sent
by Richard Pedrini to Chief Fred Ryan on 10/28/2018. The word "border" was
found in the address of a witness residing on Border St. in Boston.

There was 1 hit for "restorative justice" in an email sent from Richard
Pedrini to Chief Julie Flaherty. A copy of this email is attached hereto.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.



James Feeney

Assistant Town Manager

Town of Arlington

730 Massachusetts Avenue

Arlington, MA 02476

(781) 316-3010