Edward Davis Emails

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
Tracking # 15-489
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From: Joshua Eaton

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 and all emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis produced on or between Oct. 31, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2013 that include, in either their body or their subject line, one or more of the following terms: "Shooter Detection Systems," "SDS," "Milcom," "Mil-Com," "LJC," "Cognika," "Christian Connors," "Chris Connors," "Dan Marshall," or "Stacie Hamner."

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. I am a professional journalist whose reporting on security and privacy issues has appeared in the Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, GlobalPost, and other outlets.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and processed by me as a representative of the press. I am making this request is made in the process of news gathering, and I am not requesting these documents 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,
Joshua Eaton

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 Feb. 10, 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: Media Relations

February 25, 2015
Joshua Eaton
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Eaton:

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 and all emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner
Edward F. Davis produced on or between Oct. 31, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2013 that
include, in either their body or their subject line, one or more of the
following terms: "Shooter Detection Systems," "SDS," "Milcom," "Mil-Com,"
"LJC," "Cognika," "Christian Connors," "Chris Connors," "Dan Marshall," or
"Stacie Hamner."

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* <http://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 Feb. 10, 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: Media Relations

Dear Mr. Eaton,

A search has been performed and there are no documents responsive to your
request.

Thank you,

Office of Media Relations
Boston Police Department
*617-343-3520*
*www.bpdnews.com* <http://www.bpdnews.com/>

From: Joshua Eaton

Thank you for your response. I would like to file an additional request. Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

- Any and all processing notes, emails, or internal correspondence related to my Feb. 10, 2015 Public Records Law request for emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis.

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. I am a professional journalist whose reporting on security and privacy issues has appeared in the Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, GlobalPost, and other outlets.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com and processed by me as a representative of the press. I am making this request is made in the process of news gathering, and I am not requesting these documents 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,
Joshua Eaton

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 Feb. 10, 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 Feb. 10, 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 Feb. 10, 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 Feb. 10, 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

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm writing to appeal the Boston Police Department's constructive denial of my request for records under the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10.

On April 9, 2015, I requested the following records from the Boston Police Department (BPD):

"Any and all processing notes, emails, or internal correspondence related to my Feb. 10, 2015 Public Records Law request for emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis."

This request referenced a separate request I made to BPD on Feb. 10, 2015, for any and all emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis produced on or between Oct. 31, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2013 that include, in either their body or their subject line, one or more of the following terms: "Shooter Detection Systems," "SDS," "Milcom," "Mil-Com," "LJC," "Cognika," "Christian Connors," "Chris Connors," "Dan Marshall," or "Stacie Hamner."

To date, BPD has not acknowledged receipt of my April 9, 2015, request, despite four follow-up emails. I consider BPD's inaction a constructive denial of my request for records under the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, and I appeal this adverse determination in its entirety.

Please note that I am writing to appeal BPD's constructive denial of my April 9, 2015, request; I am *not* writing to appeal any action or inaction on my Feb. 10, 2015, request.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

I'm writing to appeal the Boston Police Department's constructive denial of my request for records under the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10.

On April 9, 2015, I requested the following records from the Boston Police Department (BPD):

"Any and all processing notes, emails, or internal correspondence related to my Feb. 10, 2015 Public Records Law request for emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis."

This request referenced a separate request I made to BPD on Feb. 10, 2015, for any and all emails to or from former Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis produced on or between Oct. 31, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2013 that include, in either their body or their subject line, one or more of the following terms: "Shooter Detection Systems," "SDS," "Milcom," "Mil-Com," "LJC," "Cognika," "Christian Connors," "Chris Connors," "Dan Marshall," or "Stacie Hamner."

To date, BPD has not acknowledged receipt of my April 9, 2015, request, despite four follow-up emails. I consider BPD's inaction a constructive denial of my request for records under the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, and I appeal this adverse determination in its entirety.

Please note that I am writing to appeal BPD's constructive denial of my April 9, 2015, request; I am *not* writing to appeal any action or inaction on my Feb. 10, 2015, request.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: Boston Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Feb. 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #15-489.

Thank you for your help.

From: Rastellini, Patricia (SEC)

This appeal is currently being worked on. Thank you.

From: Media Relations

Joshua, Patrica,

Please see attached response for appeal #SPR15489.

Lt McCarthy

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