BPD suspicious activity procedures

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:

The current BRIC procedures for processing tips and leads regarding suspicious activity.

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: David Estrada

May 5, 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:

The current BRIC procedures for processing tips and leads regarding
suspicious activity.

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
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 May 4, 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 May 4, 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: David Estrada

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:

The current BRIC procedures for processing tips and leads regarding
suspicious activity.

Attached is the document pertaining to your request.

Thank you

  • 2014 FOIA #25 Muckrock BRIC Tip and Lead Processing SOP FINAL

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you for sending this SOP. The documents indicate that there ought to be two appendix sections -- Appendix A and Appendix B. Only Appendix A has been included. Please send Appendix B, as well?

-Shawn

From: Shawn Musgrave

Apologies for the multiple messages, but I also just read that this SOP is to be revised annually, but the date stamp is 2011. Can you confirm whether this is the current version, and whether it has been revised/reviewed within the last year. I can submit a follow up request for revision/review documents if that would help.

-Shawn

From: Mike McCarthy

Shawn,

Page 20 of the Document is Appendix A; pages 21,22,23 are Appendix B. The
entire document is 23 pages, you have it all. The BRIC is currently in the
process of doing a revision and should have a new version within the next
few months.

Sgt. McCarthy.
--
Sergeant Michael P. McCarthy
Director, Office of Media Relations
617-343-4520

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