Documents related to fingerprint checks and taxi services

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Brookline Police Department of Brookline, MA.


From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

any and all documents related to fingerprint checks and employment screening for taxi drivers conducted by the Hackney Carriage Unit.

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 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.


Brendon Murphy

From: Michael Gropman


We do have a town by-law that I will try to have put into electronic format. If unable to you will have to pay the fees which will be $.05 /page plus search times.

Deputy Michael Gropman

From: Michael Gropman


Attached is the Brookline Traffic Rules & Regulations. Note in section 8.30 is the requirement of the fingerprinting screening for cab drivers. It is in a formatted PDF form so there is no need to copy and for costs are waived.