Marijuana related arrests and communications

Anna Geary-Meyer filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Anna Geary-Meyer

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 records or citations pertaining to marijuana usage, as well as any emails within the Boston Police Department containing the words "Hempfest," "Freedom Rally," or "marijuana" over the last two years.

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.

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.


Anna Geary-Meyer

From: Media Relations

September 15, 2014

Anna Geary-Meyer

Dear Ms. Geary-Meyer:

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 records or citations pertaining to marijuana usage, as well as
any emails within the Boston Police Department containing the words
"Hempfest," "Freedom Rally," or "marijuana" over the last two years.

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

Thank you,

Office of Media Relations

Boston Police Department



To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 15, 2014. 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


Pleasure speaking with you today. As a follow-up to our phone conversation
earlier when we discussed your request below. Per your request, I will wait
until I hear back from you before we process your request any further. I
understand you have to consult with your partner on this project. I look
forward to hearing back from you on how you would like to proceed.

Lt. Michael McCarthy
Media Relations

From: Anna Geary-Meyer

Lt. McCarthy,

Thanks again for speaking with me yesterday. I emailed you from my personal account yesterday, but for the site's records, I am updating this specific request by narrowing it to communications just surrounding the event itself - between September 1st and September 16th in 2013, and September 1st to September 15th in 2014.

Thank you for your help.



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