Evidence Audits (Brookline Police Department)

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Brookline Police Department of Brookline, MA.
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From: Andrew Quemere

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 policies and procedures for storing, handling, and maintaining evidence

* Any policies and procedures for conducting audits of evidence

* All audits of evidence that have been conducted between January 1, 2012 and the present; if no audits occurred during this period, then please provide the most recent audit that was conducted prior to 2012

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 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.

Sincerely,

Andrew Quemere

From: Michael Gropman

Andrew:

Your request will be forwarded to the keeper of the records and the office manager will be copied. Policies, procedures, inspections, etc. will be forwarded in PDF format. Any fees associated w/ reproducing hard copies (DVD, etc.) will not be waived.

Michael Gropman

Deputy Superintendent
Brookline Police Department

DS MJG

From: Neil Harrington

Mr Quemere,

Attached are the reports and information that you have requested. Based upon our concern for Public Safety with public discloser of amounts of monies that is kept on site within the Evidence Room, we redacted the tally of such within these reports. We would not want to subject ourselves unnecessarily to any criminal intent/scheme to get access to such monies if in fact the amount would attract such intentions. This was done under MGL CH 4 sec 7(26 ) (n)….. “any other records relating to the security or safety of persons or buildings, structures, facilities, utilities, transportation or other infrastructure located within the commonwealth, the disclosure of which, in the reasonable judgment of the record custodian, subject to review by the supervisor of public records under subsection (b) of section 10 of chapter 66, is likely to jeopardize public safety”.
Please be advised that pursuant to 950 CMR 32.00 and G.L. c. 66, section 10(b) you have the right to appeal this decision to the Supervisor of Public Records within 90 days. Such appeal shall be in writing, and shall include a copy of the letter by which the request was made and, if available, a copy of the letter by which the custodian responded. The Supervisor shall accept an appeal only from a person who had made his or her record request in writing.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully Submitted,

Neil Harrington
Brookline Police Department
Traffic/Records Division Supervisor
617-730-2227

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September 29, 2016
Brookline Police Department
The Brookline Police Department
Attention: Records and Service Division
350 Washington Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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 policies and procedures for storing, handling, and maintaining evidence

* Any policies and procedures for conducting audits of evidence

* All audits of evidence that have been conducted between January 1, 2012 and the present; if no audits occurred during this period, then please provide the most recent audit that was conducted prior to 2012

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 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.

Sincerely,

Andrew Quemere

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  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced -11-12-2015_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced -11-20-2014_Redacted

  • Lt. Cullinane transition to Sgt. Malinn 12-12-2012_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced - 10-16-2012_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced -10-15-2013_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Announced - 6-23-2014_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Announced - 6-25-2015_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Announced - 6-30-2016_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced - 7-29-2013_Redacted

  • Evidence G.O. 7.2

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - 6-19-2012_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - 8-1-2013_Redacted

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  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced -11-12-2015_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced -11-20-2014_Redacted

  • Lt. Cullinane transition to Sgt. Malinn 12-12-2012_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced - 10-16-2012_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced -10-15-2013_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Announced - 6-23-2014_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Announced - 6-25-2015_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Announced - 6-30-2016_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - Unannounced - 7-29-2013_Redacted

  • Evidence G.O. 7.2

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - 6-19-2012_Redacted

  • Evidence Room Inspection Report - 8-1-2013_Redacted