Anime Boston Responses and/or Incidents

Joseph Pasteris filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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B002532-091522

Due Sept. 28, 2022
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Joseph Pasteris

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents in relation to police involvement or responses at the Anime Boston convention in Boston, Massachusetts between the years of 2016 and 2022. The convention is held annually at the Hynes Convention Center, if this helps.

Personal information and other information exempt under the Massachusetts Public Records Law should be correctly redacted accordingly.

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.

Sincerely,

Joseph Pasteris

From: Boston Police Department

Dear Joseph Pasteris
Thank you for your interest in public records of Boston Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 9/15/2022 11:23:04 PM and given the reference number B002532-091522 for tracking purposes.
If this is a media request, please contact the Office of Media Relations directly at 617.343.4520.
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents in relation to police involvement or responses at the Anime Boston convention in Boston, Massachusetts between the years of 2016 and 2022. The convention is held annually at the Hynes Convention Center, if this helps.

Personal information and other information exempt under the Massachusetts Public Records Law should be correctly redacted accordingly.

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.

Sincerely,

Joseph Pasteris

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Director, Public Information
Boston Police Department

From: Boston Police Department

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Dear Joseph Pasteris: The Boston Police Department (Department) received your 9/15/2022 11:23:04 PM request for public records.  This letter shall act as the response to your request for public records. Please note this response will apply only to the records that exist and are in the custody of the Department. See A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, p. 32, n.115.  It is expected that a custodian of records must user her superior knowledge of her records with respect to responses to public records requests. See 950 C.M.R. 32.04(5). Specifically, you requested:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any documents in relation to police involvement or responses at the Anime Boston convention in Boston, Massachusetts between the years of 2016 and 2022. The convention is held annually at the Hynes Convention Center, if this helps.

Personal information and other information exempt under the Massachusetts Public Records Law should be correctly redacted accordingly.

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.

Sincerely,

Joseph Pasteris

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/ Responsive records have been shared with you via our portal.  Please be advised that reports of domestic violence are not available under the public records law and those records have been denied.  See M.G.L. c. 41, § 97D.  In order for you to receive any reports that may exist, please provide our office with either a written release from the victim or a court order. Under Massachusetts law you may appeal this response to the Supervisor of Records in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  G. L. c. 66, § 10A; 950 CMR 32.08. Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact this office at 617.343.6660.

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From: Joseph Pasteris

Thank you for providing the requested records. With the understanding that domestic violence records are exempt from disclosure, how many documents were withheld, per the Massachusetts Public Records Law?

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