Documents related to fingerprint checks and taxi services

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

It is a clone of this request.



From: Mary Connaughton

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 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: Warnick,Jeremy

Please note this has been addressed by the License Commission.

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Warnick,

Could you please provide clarification on your last statement? It doesn't seem as though this request has yet been addressed by any body.

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Warnick,Jeremy

Please see attached.

Jeremy Warnick
Director of Communications & Media Relations
Cambridge Police Department

From: Warnick, Jeremy

Retrieved from previous communication.
Resending this response.

Elizabeth Y. Lint, Esq.
Executive Director
Cambridge License Commission
831 Massaqchusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

FAX 617-349-6148

Brendon Murphy
Dear Mr. Murphy:

I am in receipt of your Public Records Request seeking fingerprint and background check information as to City of Cambridge Hackney drivers or applicants. The Hackney Division of the Cambridge License Commission does not fingerprint applicants for hackney licenses. The Hackney Division does conduct Criminal Offender Record Information checks but all documents related thereto are exempt from disclosure pursuant to M.G.L. ch. 6 sec. 172 (f).