Plans to curtail graffiti and vandalism in Boston metro area

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA .
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From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Efforts between BPD and the mayor's office to curtail graffiti, including documents describing prolific graffiti artists/signatures, amount of time spent removing graffiti, and number of citations given in the last year for vandalism

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jasper Craven

From: Estrada, David

July 25, 2013

Jasper Craven
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Muckrock

Dear Mr. Craven:

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 information under the Freedom of Information Act about the following:

Efforts between BPD and the mayor's office to curtail graffiti, including documents describing prolific graffiti artists/signatures, amount of time spent removing graffiti, and number of citations given in the last year for vandalism

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,

Cheryl Fiandaca
Bureau Chief
Bureau of Public Information
Boston Police Department
617-343-4520

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 July 23, 2013. 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 July 23, 2013. 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 July 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Estrada, David

September 18, 2013

Jasper Craven
Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Public Records Request

Dear Mr. Craven,

You have requested documents in the possession, custody or control of the Boston Police Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Specifically, you requested:

Efforts between BPD and the mayor's office to curtail graffiti, including documents describing prolific graffiti artists/signatures, amount of time spent removing graffiti, and number of citations given in the last year for vandalism.

In response to your request, a comprehensive search of records was performed and the Department does not have any documents in its possession, custody or control that are responsive to your request.

Please be advised that this office does not provide legal assistance, opinions or explanations about police policy to the public, and will not respond to any such request.

Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Fiandaca
Bureau of Public Information
Boston Police Department
617-343-4520
www.bpdnews.com<http://www.bpdnews.com/>

From: Estrada, David

September 18, 2013

Jasper Craven
Muckrock
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Public Records Request

Dear Mr. Craven,

You have requested documents in the possession, custody or control of the Boston Police Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Specifically, you requested:

Efforts between BPD and the mayor's office to curtail graffiti, including documents describing prolific graffiti artists/signatures, amount of time spent removing graffiti, and number of citations given in the last year for vandalism.

In response to your request, a comprehensive search of records was performed and the Department does not have any documents in its possession, custody or control that are responsive to your request.

Please be advised that this office does not provide legal assistance, opinions or explanations about police policy to the public, and will not respond to any such request.

Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Fiandaca
Bureau of Public Information
Boston Police Department
617-343-4520
www.bpdnews.com<http://www.bpdnews.com/>

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