Right to Observe and Record

Grace Raih filed this request with the Cambridge Police Department of Cambridge, MA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Cambridge Police Department's policies regarding
- a citizen's right to observe and record police action
- an officer’s rights when being recorded
- badges and identification cards
- the search and seizure of audio and video recording devices
- body camera operation and footage

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Grace Raih

From: Warnick,Jeremy

Ms. Raih,

In response to your July 17th request related to “audio and video recording” policies, the Cambridge Police Department has included a link to its most responsive document.

Public Audio/Video Recordings of Police Actions:

The Cambridge Police Department does not presently utilize body cameras and, as a result, there are no responsive documents associated with that request.

Jeremy Warnick
Director of Communications
Cambridge Police Department


There are no files associated with this request.