Public email access request

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 2012 till the present 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: "Sentinel," "Man on the Streets," "Harrington," and "Restorative Justice."

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, 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. Please note you reference both "2012" and "last year" in your
request. Given your contemporaneous request of a similar nature seeking
emails from 2018, we used that as the basis for the search.

There were 3 emails with hits for "Harrington", all of which were contained
in emails sent from Gina Bassett (Pedrini) to the Commonwealth regarding a
case against a male party named Philip Harrington. These records pertain to
criminal proceedings and are not subject to disclosure under the Public
Records Law.

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