Pokemon BPD Communications

Carly Sitrin filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Carly Sitrin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request records of any and all communications between BPD and private security contractors regarding the threat at the Pokémon World Championship at the Hynes Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2015.

These documents should include but not be limited to:
-any emails sent regarding the incident.
-any phone logs of calls made.
-any other internal communications, memos, or messages.

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,

Carly Sitrin

From: Media Relations

August 26, 2015

Carly Sitrin
Muckrock

Dear Ms. Sitrin:

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 communications between BPD and private security contractors
regarding the threat at the Pokémon World Championship at the Hynes
Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2015.

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: 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 Aug. 24, 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 Aug. 24, 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: Media Relations

Dear Ms. Sitrin,

This email is in response to your records request made to the Boston Police
Department. Specifically, you requested any and all communications between
BPD and private security contractors regarding the threat at the Pokémon
World Championship at the Hynes Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2015.

The records you request are part of an ongoing and active criminal
investigation. As such, disclosure of these records are exempt under
Exemption (f) of the Massachusetts Public Records Law. Exemption (f) allows
the withholding of records if they are investigatory materials necessarily
compiled out of the public view by law enforcement officials the disclosure
of which materials would probably so prejudice the possibility of effective
law enforcement that such disclosure would not be int the public interest.

Accordingly, your request is denied.

Lt McCarthy
Director, Media Relations

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