Emails between Boston Police and FBI re: Stingrays

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails between the FBI and the Boston Police Department, sent between March 1, 2014, and November 15, 2014, containing any of the following words: "Stingray," "dirtbox," "DRTBox," "IMSI catcher," or "cell site simulator".

Please note that the Supervisor of Records for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently ordered the Boston Police Department to "demonstrate the application of an exemption in order to withhold a requested record." I encourage you to read the ruling in full, available here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2084944-spr15-156.html

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,

Evan Anderson

From: Media Relations

June 23, 2015

Evan Anderson
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Anderson:

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:

A copy of all emails between the FBI and the Boston Police Department, sent
between March 1, 2014, and November 15, 2014, containing any of the
following words: "Stingray," "dirtbox," "DRTBox," "IMSI catcher," or "cell
site simulator".

My request includes, but is not limited to, any and all records that
document any collection of information about, monitoring, surveillance,
observation, questioning, interrogation, investigation and/or infiltration
of We Are the Ones or activities related We Are the One's planning of
and/or participation in the event "#EnoughIsEnough: Justice for Eric
Garner" (https://www.facebook.com/events/559470887517841/561337893997807),
which began on Boston Common on Dec. 4, 2014 and then moved to several
locations in and around Boston.

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: Evan Anderson

Hello,

Thank you for acknowledging that you have received my request. However, the following paragraph was not part of my request:

"My request includes, but is not limited to, any and all records that
document any collection of information about, monitoring, surveillance,
observation, questioning, interrogation, investigation and/or infiltration
of We Are the Ones or activities related We Are the One's planning of
and/or participation in the event "#EnoughIsEnough: Justice for Eric
Garner" (https://www.facebook.com/events/559470887517841/561337893997807),
which began on Boston Common on Dec. 4, 2014 and then moved to several
locations in and around Boston."

I want to inform you of this mistake so that my request can be accurately processed.

Thank you,
Evan

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 June 20, 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 June 20, 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 June 20, 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 June 20, 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 June 20, 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 June 20, 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: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

What is the status of this request?

Thank you,
Evan

From: Evan Anderson

To Whom it May Concern:

Please consider this appeal to the constructive denial of my request. This request was submitted in June of last year. Since acknowledging the request, copied below, the agency has not responded to numerous follow ups. Please instruct them to move along with this request.

Thank you,
Evan

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