Massachusetts Criminal Defamation Arrests (Cambridge Police Department)

Adam Steinbaugh filed this request with the Cambridge Police Department of Cambridge, MA.
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Multi Request Massachusetts Criminal Defamation Arrests


From: Adam Steinbaugh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any police reports generated on or after October 1, 2019, concerning any alleged violation of MA Gen L ch 272 § 98C, "libel," or "hatred."

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Adam Steinbaugh

From: Muckrock Staff


Please find the request form attached. Thank you for your help with this request.


  • Cambridge_Police_Department_of_Cambridge_MA_Signed_7.pdf

From: Cambridge Police Department


I will check with Seah regarding this request.

Sgt. Susan Kale

From: Cambridge Police Department

Dear Adam
Steinbaugh: Your
public records request has been received by the City of Cambridge, and is being
processed in accordance with Public Records Law.  Your request was
received in this office on 4/21/2022 and has been given
the reference number P220520-042522 for tracking
purposes. Requests received after hours, on weekends, or on a City of Cambridge Holiday are considered received on the next business day under the Public Records law, regardless of when they are actually received or entered into our system. Please be advised that the Massachusetts Public Records Law does not require a governmental body to create new records, conduct legal research, or answer questions, in order to provide a response to a request. Please note : The City of Cambridge Business Hours are as follows: M: 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM, T-W-Th: 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM, F: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Sincerely, Seah Levy Public Records Access Officer
City of Cambridge, Law Department
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-4121 |  Fax:  (617) 349-4134 (

From: Cambridge Police Department

Dear Adam Steinbaugh,

The response to your public records request of 4/21/2022 is attached.

Thank you,


Seah Levy
Public Records Access Officer
City of Cambridge, Law Department
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-4121 | Fax: (617) 349-4134<>