J20 Protests (Boston Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Compilations of equipment or munitions to be used, after action reports, incident reports, Special Event Threat Assessment (SETA) Reports, and any other reports on preparing for the protests in regard to the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC on January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017, as well as the Women’s March on January 21st 2017. I would also request department Telex messages for the January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017 protests.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Media Relations

January 23, 2017

Curtis Waltman
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Waltman:

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:

Compilations of equipment or munitions to be used, after action reports,
incident reports, Special Event Threat Assessment (SETA) Reports, and any
other reports on preparing for the protests in regard to the inauguration
of Donald Trump in Washington, DC on January 20th 2017 and January 19th
2017, as well as the Women’s March on January 21st 2017. I would also
request department Telex messages for the January 20th 2017 and January
19th 2017 protests.

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 <(617)%20343-3520> <(617)%20343-3520>
www.bpdnews.com

From: Media Relations

Mr. Waltman,

Pursuant to your recent records request: 'Compilations of equipment or
munitions to be used, after action reports, incident reports, Special Event
Threat Assessment (SETA) Reports, and any other reports on preparing for
the protests in regard to the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington,
DC on January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017, as well as the Women’s March
on January 21st 2017. I would also request department Telex messages for
the January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017 protests' Please find documents
responsive to your request attached below.

If you have further questions please contact the Office of Media Relations
at 617-343-4520.

thank you,
Office of Media Relations

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