Babel Street (Boston Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Documents concerning contracts with the company Babel Street. This includes:

-Contractual documents such as purchase orders, delivery orders, invoices, trial run agreements, and grant procurement documents.

-Any emails with the domain @BabelStreet.com to the head of procurement/financial department or any technology departments the agency may run, or the Chief of Police.

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request is processed.

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,

Curtis Waltman

From: Media Relations

Mr. Waltman,

Mr.Waltman,

Pursuant to G. L. c. 66, § 10 (b), this correspondence is to confirm

receipt of your request for documents that are potentially in the
possession, custody or control of the Boston Police Department.
Specifically, you have requested:

Documents concerning contracts with the company Babel Street. This includes:

-Contractual documents such as purchase orders, delivery orders, invoices,
trial run agreements, and grant procurement documents.

-Any emails with the domain @BabelStreet.com to the head of
procurement/financial department or any technology departments the agency
may run, or the Chief of Police.

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a
request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request
is processed.

We will contact you as soon as possible with our findings, and will send
you a cost estimate for your requested materials if fulfilling the request
is expected to exceed $10.00, per 950 C.M.R. 32.06(1); 950 C.M.R. 32.03;
M.G.L. c 66 § 10(a).

Please be advised that we research each request in the order it was
received, and it may take longer than ten days to be fulfilled. If your
request requires a substantial amount of research, reviewing and redacting,
fulfilling the request will take a significant amount of time. Please plan
accordingly.

thank you,

Office of Media Relations

From: Media Relations

Mr. Waltman,

You have requested documents that are potentially in the possession,
custody or control of the Boston Police Department. Specifically, you have
requested:

Documents concerning contracts with the company Babel Street. This includes:

-Contractual documents such as purchase orders, delivery orders, invoices,
trial run agreements, and grant procurement documents.

-Any emails with the domain @BabelStreet.com to the head of
procurement/financial department or any technology departments the agency
may run, or the Chief of Police.

-Any marketing material obtained from Babel Street.

-Any reports on the efficacy of Babel Street.

-The number of investigations Babel Street has been used on. This is not a
request for documentation on each investigation, simply the number.

-The total date range for this request is 1/1/15 to the date this request
is processed.

The BPD has conducted a extensive search that found 0 documents responsive
to your request. If you require further assistance or have additional
questions please contact the Office of Media Relations at 617-343-4520.

thank you,

Office of Media Relations

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