Police Video Procedures (Brookline)

Lukas Knight filed this request with the Brookline Police Department of Brookline, MA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Lukas Knight

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 procedural documents explaining department policy regarding responses to being filmed by civilians in the course of duty. This includes any training videos, PowerPoint presentations, paper memos, or circulated emails. Also requested is any email correspondence within the department mentioning search terms "being filmed", "filming me", "filming us", "on video", "cell-phone camera", etc. Thank you for your assistance.

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,

Lukas Knight

From: Michael Gropman

Lukas:

We may have a training bulletin on court decisions discussing the public’s right to film LE, but we have not initiated any training or implemented any policies regarding public filming of police officers. Is that something you would be interested in? If so, and I can locate it, I will forward to you in an email.

Respectfully,

DS Michael Gropman

From: Lukas Knight

Thank you very much for your timely response. Yes, such a training bulletin would be pertinent to my request. Thanks again!

From: Michael Gropman

Luksa:

Here is the repsosne you received on February 26th

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Luksa:

Here is the repsosne you received on February 26th


From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:28 PM
To: Michael Gropman
Subject: RE: Public Records Law Request: Police Video Procedures (Brookline)

March 1, 2016
Brookline Police Department
The Brookline Police Department
Attention: Records and Service Division
350 Washington Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
This is a follow up to a previous request:
Thank you very much for your timely response. Yes, such a training bulletin would be pertinent to my request. Thanks again!
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On Feb. 26, 2016:
Lukas:
We may have a training bulletin on court decisions discussing the public’s right to film LE, but we have not initiated any training or implemented any policies regarding public filming of police officers. Is that something you would be interested in? If so, and I can locate it, I will forward to you in an email.
Respectfully,
DS Michael Gropman
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On Feb. 25, 2016:
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 procedural documents explaining department policy regarding responses to being filmed by civilians in the course of duty. This includes any training videos, PowerPoint presentations, paper memos, or circulated emails. Also requested is any email correspondence within the department mentioning search terms "being filmed", "filming me", "filming us", "on video", "cell-phone camera", etc. Thank you for your assistance.
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,
Lukas Knight
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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 24146
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:00 AM
To: Michael Gropman
Subject: RE: Public Records Law Request: Police Video Procedures (Brookline)

March 16, 2016
Brookline Police Department
The Brookline Police Department
Attention: Records and Service Division
350 Washington Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 25, 2016. 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.

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On March 1, 2016:
Thank you very much for your timely response. Yes, such a training bulletin would be pertinent to my request. Thanks again!
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On Feb. 26, 2016:
Lukas:

We may have a training bulletin on court decisions discussing the public’s right to film LE, but we have not initiated any training or implemented any policies regarding public filming of police officers. Is that something you would be interested in? If so, and I can locate it, I will forward to you in an email.

Respectfully,

DS Michael Gropman
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On Feb. 25, 2016:
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 procedural documents explaining department policy regarding responses to being filmed by civilians in the course of duty. This includes any training videos, PowerPoint presentations, paper memos, or circulated emails. Also requested is any email correspondence within the department mentioning search terms "being filmed", "filming me", "filming us", "on video", "cell-phone camera", etc. Thank you for your assistance.

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,

Lukas Knight

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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 24146
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Gropman,

Thank you for your help. Please let us know when the bulletin is available.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Michael Gropman

Beryl or Luksa:

There is no training bulletin. As the original email indicated, IF we located one we would have sent it to you. This FOIA was fulfilled well w/in the 10 response time required and NO additional information is available. No further communication will occur on this as Muck Rock is not following proper communication protocols by actually screening their communications.
Michael Gropman Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent
April 13, 2016.

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