Cost of Police, EMT, and Fire Details for Tea Party Events

Garrett Quinn filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Boston, MA.


From: Garrett Quinn

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

I would like to get information on what the costs to the city were for the Tea Party Events in 2009, 2010, & 2011. I believe the events were held on April 15, 2009, April 14, 2010, and April 15, 2011.

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, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Garrett Quinn

From: Boston Police Department