Boston hackney/taxi driver license revocation and appeals records

Khadeeja Safdar filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Khadeeja Safdar

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting all the records related to hackney/taxi driver license revocations and appeals of hackney/taxi driver license revocation decisions made by the Boston Police Department or the City of Boston since January 1, 2008, including the case-by-case police documentation and the standards/rules pertaining to the revocation and appeals decisions.

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.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Khadeeja Safdar

From: MediaRelations <>

Good Afternoon,

Your request will take a considerable amount of research, therefore will incur a cost. Please advise, if you would like an estimate.


Yes, please provide an estimate, and if you have any suggestions to reduce the scope of the request to reduce associated costs.



To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 18, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wall, Amanda

Dear Khadeeja,

I am waiting for information from our hackney unit in order to provide you with an estimate for your request. I have asked for an update and am waiting for a response.

Thank you,

From: Wall, Amanda

Dear Khadeeja,

I have been informed by our hackney division that this information is not stored electronically. Therefore, to obtain this information would require a hand search of the 6,000 hackney driver files.

If you are able to narrow your request or identify specific drivers you would like information on, I can attempt to provide an estimate for you.

Thank you,

> E-mail (Preferred):
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock News
> DEPT MR 1397
> PO Box 55819


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