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|Submitted||Feb. 20, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
The current proper procedure and protocol regarding panhandling or begging in public places. Additionally, please include any memos or communications pertaining to panhandling or panhandlers between January 2013 to the present.
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. Additionally, I am a member of the media as the editor of Spare Change News.
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.
21 February 2018
Re: 20 Public Records Request #B000128-022118
Dear Alejandro Ramirez,
The Boston Police Department (BPD) received your February 20, 2018 request
for public records. This letter shall act as the response to your request
for public records. A response to a public records request must be
provided within ten (10) business days from the business day a written
request was received. G. L. c. 66, § 10 (a); 950 CMR 32.06(2)(b). It is
expected that all public records responsive to a request will be provided
within twenty-five business days from the business day a written request
was received. G. L. c. 66, § 10(b)(vi); 950 CMR 32.06(2)(i). This
response applies only to records that exist and are in the custody of the
BPD. *See* *A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law*, p. 32,
n.115. It is expected that a custodian of records must use her superior
knowledge of her records with respect to responses to public records
requests. 950 CMR 32.04(5).
Specifically, you requested: The current proper procedure and protocol
regarding panhandling or begging in public places. Additionally, please
include any memos or communications pertaining to panhandling or
panhandlers between January 2013 to the present.
There are 0 documents responsive to your request.
Under Massachusetts law you may appeal this response to the Supervisor of
Records in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. G. L. c. 66, §
10A; 950 CMR 32.08. If you have any questions or concerns, please call
Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy
Director, Media Relations
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