Boston Police Department & the Boston 2024 Olympics

Jonathan Cohn filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
Due May 24, 2017
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Jonathan Cohn

To Whom It May Concern:

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

(1) Any records, electronic or written, that contain one or more of the following phrases: "No Boston 2024," "No Boston Olympics," and/or "Boston 2024.”

(2) Any records, electronic or written, from June 13, 2015, referencing the Boston Pride parade AND the terms “Boston 2024” and/or “Olympic(s)”

Note that "electronic" records should include, but not be limited to, emails and text messages. Likewise, "written" records should include, but not be limited to, memoranda and police reports.

Note as well that this request should also be seen as applying to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center.

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,

Jonathan Cohn

From: Media Relations

February 07, 2017

Jonathan Cohn
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Cohn:

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:

1) Any records, electronic or written, that contain one or more of the
following phrases: "No Boston 2024," "No Boston Olympics," and/or "Boston
2024.”

(2) Any records, electronic or written, from June 13, 2015, referencing the
Boston Pride parade AND the terms “Boston 2024” and/or “Olympic(s)”

Note that "electronic" records should include, but not be limited to,
emails and text messages. Likewise, "written" records should include, but
not be limited to, memoranda and police reports.

Note as well that this request should also be seen as applying to the
Boston Regional Intelligence Center.

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 <(617)%20343-3520>
www.bpdnews.com

From: Media Relations

Mr. Cohn,

You have requested documents that are potentially in the possession,
custody or control of the Boston Police Department under the Massachusetts
Public Records Law (M.G.L.c.66,10). Specifically, you have requested:

(1) Any records, electronic or written, that contain one or more of the
following phrases: "No Boston 2024," "No Boston Olympics," and/or "Boston
2024.”

(2) Any records, electronic or written, from June 13, 2015, referencing the
Boston Pride parade AND the terms “Boston 2024” and/or “Olympic(s)”

Note that "electronic" records should include, but not be limited to,
emails and text messages. Likewise, "written" records should include, but
not be limited to, memoranda and police reports.

Note as well that this request should also be seen as applying to the
Boston Regional Intelligence Center.

Please find the response to your request attached below. If you have
additional questions or require further assistance, please contact the
Office of Media Relations at 617-343-4520.

thank you,

Office of Media Relations

From: Jonathan Cohn

Thank you for getting back to me.

On January 28, 2016, I was given a different count of records. (See letter here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/boston-3/boston-police-department-anti-olympic-activism-20811/#file-72992).

A search for (1) Any records, electronic or written, that contain one or more of the following phrases: "No Boston 2024," "No Boston Olympics," and/or "Boston 2024" produced responsive 17,061 documents.

A search for (2) Any records, electronic or written, from June 13, 2015, referencing the Boston Pride parade AND the terms “Boston 2024” and/or “Olympic(s)” produced 145,560 responsive documents.

Is there a reason for the discrepancy?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Jonathan

From: Mike McCarthy

Jonathan,

I attempted to send this to the email address included on your email to the
Sec of State and it keeps getting bounced back. I left you a voicemail
message as well. Please take a look below and get back to me when you can.

Thanks

Lt McCarthy

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike McCarthy <mike.mccarthy@pd.boston.gov>
Date: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Subject: recent appeal SPR17/436
To: jfrcohn@gmail.com

Jonathan,

Hope this email find you well. We are in the process of compiling
responsive emails to your request. As you may be aware the numbers of
emails that are being reviewed number in the thousands. I have a
question/request for you that may speed up the time it will take to print
and review.

I have attached some of the responsive emails below for you view. I would
suggest that at least 90 percent of the responsive emails are similar to
these. Most of the emails are new alerts, media updates, news feeds etc.
Are you looking to receive these types of emails or can we set those aside
in the interest of time? With your cooperation we can focus on emails to
and from department employees that are responsive to your request.

Let me know at your earliest convenience.

Thanks

Lt McCarthy
--
Lieutenant Detective Michael P. McCarthy
Director, Office of Media Relations
617-343-5412 <(617)%20343-5412> (o)
617-593-4455 <(617)%20593-4455> (c)

--
Lieutenant Detective Michael P. McCarthy
Director, Office of Media Relations
617-343-5412 (o)
617-593-4455 (c)

From: Jonathan Cohn

Dear Lt. McCarthy,

My email address is jrfcohn@gmail.com---two letters flipped from what you have above. My apologies if I accidentally had a typo in the prior letter. And sorry for missing the call yesterday!

And thanks for the follow-up. You can eliminate any Google Alerts and any news alerts. If they are forwarded with commentary, that would be relevant. If they are forwarded without commentary, then you can leave that out.

Thanks for asking for clarification! I should have included this in the original request.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Mike McCarthy

Ok Great. Thank you for getting back to me. I am working on this for your
now. I should have the documents for you soon. I will be in touch.

Thanks again,

Lt McCarthy
--
Lieutenant Detective Michael P. McCarthy
Director, Office of Media Relations
617-343-5412 (o)
617-593-4455 (c)

From: Media Relations

Jonathan,

First, let me thank you for your patience and cooperation with this
request. Today I have mailed a CD to you containing all records responsive
to this request. I will include a cover letter with that disc.

Again thanks for your help.

Mike M

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