Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials (Boston Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA .
Multi Request Expenditures relating to visits from federal officials
Due Oct. 1, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, authorizing or mentioning expenses or personnel assignments in response to or accommodation of visits from officials in the federal government between January 1, 2001 and the present.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Boston Police Department

Good Afternoon:

The Boston Police Department will respond to this request. For future
reference please use the Boston Police Department public records request
portal here:

https://bostonmapolicedepart.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(ijfivtwwcyggedxwnjmh5vcs))/supporthome.aspx

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201

www.boston.gov/departments/public-records

publicrecords@boston.gov

(617) 635-4037

From: Boston Police Department

The Boston Police Department (BPD) has received your request for records.
This is a portal for public record requests therefore all responsive
records are subject to redaction or withholding according to public record
law.

BPD is reviewing your request to determine if public records exist. Once
complete, BPD will provide you with a response.

Thank you.

Please do not respond to this email address. Any questions or concerns
should be forwarded to publicrecordrequest@pd.boston.gov

Finally, for all future requests I ask you to send them here:

https://bostonmapolicedepart.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(uqnvpfldevovo1jyd4mjcdxk))/supporthome.aspx

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