Boston Police Department's Work on Boston's 2024 Summer Olympics Bid

Jonathan Cohn filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
Due Aug. 10, 2015
Est. Completion None
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Communications

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:

Any communication, written or electronic, sent or received by Boston Police Commissioner William Evans or Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross regarding Boston's bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games from October 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015.

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

August 4, 2015

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:

Any communication, written or electronic, sent or received by Boston Police
Commissioner William Evans or Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross
regarding Boston's bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games from October 1,
2014 to April 1, 2015.

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: 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 July 31, 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 July 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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 July 31, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Media Relations

Jonathan Cohn,

Attached please all records responsive to your request. One record is
copied below it is an email from Juliette Kayyem. The second record was a
document that was attached to that email. The BPD has no other records
responsive to this request.

Office of Media Relations

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Juliette Kayyem <juliette.kayyem@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:32 PM
Subject: Fwd: city invitation
To: William Evans <william.evans@pd.boston.gov>, Joe Rull <
jrull@2024boston.org>, Amy Sennett <asennett@2024boston.org>
Cc: Amanda Botelho <a.botelho@tsgsinc.com>, Dian Lefkowitz <
Dian@kayyemsolutions.com>

Commissioner:
Great chatting today. Here is the letter that we discussed. It was a
limited group (BRIC is included) and Joe talked to the mayor's office today
so we are good to go. If you want to get to Boston Fire and BEMA that
would be great; Rich Serino is on our advisory committee. Reminder: this is
an informational meeting for Boston2024 to bring public safety agencies up
to speed on planning, the USOC/IOC safety/security requirements, and the
calendar so it's very 64K foot level.

Thank you so much.

THE MEETING IS AT 8AM THIS THURSDAY AT BOSTON 2024 OFFICES:

*Boston 2024 HQs*

*One Marina Park, Boston in Seaport District, 10th Floor*

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 11:21 AM, <requests@muckrock.com>
wrote:

>
> July 31, 2015
> Boston Police Department
> Boston Police Department
> 1 Schroeder Plaza
> Boston, MA 02120
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
> hereby request the following records:
>
> Any communication, written or electronic, sent or received by Boston
> Police Commissioner William Evans or Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross
> regarding Boston's bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games from October 1,
> 2014 to April 1, 2015.
>
> 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
>
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock
> DEPT MR 20035
> PO Box 55819
> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
> being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
> and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
> department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
>
>

From: Jonathan Cohn

To Whom This May Concern,

I am confused by your response for two reasons.

First of all, the two records which you claim are the only ones responsive to my request are not actually responsive to the request.

To repeat, the terms of the request were the following:

Any communication, written or electronic, sent or received by Boston Police Commissioner William Evans or Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross regarding Boston's bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games from October 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015.

The records you provided outside of the search frame.

Second of all, I know of at least one email record within the search period of my initial request that would be subject to the terms of the request. That email can be found here, as it was provided to me through a request on the Boston Fire Department: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/boston-3/boston-fire-departments-work-on-bostons-bid-for-the-2024-summer-olympics-20036/.

I would ask that you please try conducting the search again using the original terms as outlined in the request.

Thank you for your time.

Best,
Jonathan Cohn

From: Jonathan Cohn

To Whom This May Concern,

I would like to follow up with my 10/1 email about this request. As I noted, the two records provided were not responsive to the terms of the request, and I have in possession via another request at least one email that should have turned up with the search terms I gave.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Jonathan Cohn

From: Media Relations

Response was mailed

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