Boston, MA Police Department Use of Force policy and training materials

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All policies and training materials maintained by the department regarding use of force.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Media Relations

May 14, 2015:

Shawn Musgrave
Muckrock

Dear Mr.Musgrave:

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:

All policies and training materials maintained by the department regarding
use of force.

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
Boston Police Department
617-343-3520
www.bpdnews.com

From: Media Relations

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

The following is responsive to your request (please see Rules 303, 303A and
304). http://bpdnews.com/rules-and-procedures/

Thank you,

Office of Media Relations
Boston Police Department
617-343-3520
www.bpdnews.com

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Thanks for sending the link to BPD's policy. Does the department have training materials responsive to my request?

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
Reporter, MuckRock

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please advise whether use of force training materials are being reviewed for release, or otherwise update me on the status of this request.

Thank you,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 14, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Media Relations

Shawn,

I have mailed to you a hard copy of the training manual used by the BPD for
use of force training. Let me know if you need anything further. We will
consider this request closed.

Mike M

From: Boston Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Boston Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mike -

Thanks so much. I'll confirm once I receive the materials.

Best,
Shawn

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