BPD FIOFS analysis documents

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 correspondence with the ACLU of MA regarding its June 2009 proposal for a study of police-civilian encounters and request for Field Interrogation, Observation, Frisk and/or Search reports, including but not limited to any fee estimates provided to the ACLU of MA for access to FIOFS data

-Record of the 2010 agreement with the ACLU of Massachusetts and/or Anthony Braga in which it was determined that Professor Braga would code and analyze FIOFS reports

-All presentations, reports, brief and/or memos submitted by Professor Braga regarding his research findings, including but not limited to the June 2012 and March 2014 presentations for the ACLU of MA

Details regarding the study of FIOFS reports by Professor Braga — including explicit references to the above documents — have been published today by the ACLU of MA: https://www.aclum.org/sites/all/files/images/education/stopandfrisk/black_brown_and_targeted_online.pdf

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

October 9, 2014:

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 correspondence with the ACLU of MA regarding its June 2009 proposal
for a study of police-civilian encounters and request for Field
Interrogation, Observation, Frisk and/or Search reports, including but not
limited to any fee estimates provided to the ACLU of MA for access to FIOFS
data

-Record of the 2010 agreement with the ACLU of Massachusetts and/or Anthony
Braga in which it was determined that Professor Braga would code and
analyze FIOFS reports

-All presentations, reports, brief and/or memos submitted by Professor
Braga regarding his research findings, including but not limited to the
June 2012 and March 2014 presentations for the ACLU of MA

Details regarding the study of FIOFS reports by Professor Braga — including
explicit references to the above documents — have been published today by
the ACLU of MA:
https://www.aclum.org/sites/all/files/images/education/stopandfrisk/black_brown_and_targeted_online.pdf

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 Oct. 8, 2014. 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 Oct. 8, 2014. 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 Oct. 8, 2014. 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 Musgrave,

Please find attached response to FOIA submitted 10/8/2014

All correspondence with the ACLU of MA regarding its June 2009 proposal for
a study of police-civilian encounters and request for Field Interrogation,
Observation, Frisk and/or Search reports, including but not limited to any
fee estimates provided to the ACLU of MA for access to FIOFS data:

*See attached documents responsive to your request.*

Record of the 2010 agreement with the ACLU of Massachusetts and/or Anthony
Braga in which it was determined that Professor Braga would code and
analyze FIOFS reports:

*There are no documents in the possession or control of the Boston Police
Department responsive to your request.*

All presentations, reports, brief and/or memos submitted by Professor Braga
regarding his research findings, including but not limited to the June 2012
and March 2014 presentations for the ACLU of MA.

*The Boston Police Department does not control or possess this information.
The Study is not complete, and the presentations are in the custody of and
the property of Dr Anthony Braga. *

Details regarding the study of FIOFS reports by Professor Braga including
explicit references to the above documents have been published today by the
ACLU of MA:
https://www.aclum.org/sites/all/files/images/education/stopandfrisk/black_brown_and_targeted_online.pdf*Please
see follow the link below for a detailed fact sheet responsive to this
portion of your request as posted on 10/08/2014.*

http://bpdnews.com/news/2014/10/8/boston-police-commissioner-announces-field-interrogation-and-observation-fio-study-results?rq=ACLU

We consider this request closed.

Thank you.

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