Dracut Police Internal Affairs Records (Dracut Police Department)

Records Requester filed this request with the Dracut Police Department of Dracut, MA.
Tracking #

SPR20-1526

Multi Request Dracut Police Internal Affairs Records
Due Nov. 6, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Records Requester


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request the Dracut Police Department produce any and all records relating to internal affairs complaints against Dracut Police Department officers between January 1, 2005 - August 17, 2020, this information shall including but not limited to the following:
1. Police Officer's Full Legal Name (including Given/First Name and Last/Surname);
2. Rank;
3. Badge Number;
4. Date of IAD complaint;
5. IAD Complaint # (sometimes referred to as the Complaint Control Form #);
6. IAD Case # (this is the number assigned to the IAD investigation file);
7. Nature of Charges against the Officer;
8. Results of the IAD investigation; and
9. IAD Complaint Disposition Date.

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.

Sincerely,

Records Requester

From: Records Requester

It is now past the 10 days and I have not gotten a reply from the Dracut Police department regarding this public records law request. I wish to appeal this non-response.

From: Dracut Police Department

Hello,

Please be aware, this office has received an appeal relating to your entity’s response to a request for public records. Attached are further details concerning this appeal. If you have any questions or wish to provide further information relating to this matter, please contact the Public Records Division at pre@sec.state.ma.us<mailto:pre@sec.state.ma.us> or 617-727-2832. Given that the Supervisor of Records must issue a determination within 10 business days of receipt of the appeal petition, please provide any additional information to this office as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Jack Robertson
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108

From: Dracut Police Department

Hello,

Please be aware, the Supervisor of Records has issued a determination relating to an appeal in which you were involved. This determination is attached, and available online at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/AppealsWeb/AppealsStatus.aspx<http://www.sec.state.ma.us/AppealsWeb/AppealsStatus.aspx>.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Records Division at 617-727-2832 or pre@sec.state.ma.us<mailto:pre@sec.state.ma.us>.

Thank you,

Jack Robertson
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: Dracut Police Department

Good Morning,

Attached is a copy of the determination for appeal SPR20/1526. The determination was sent out to all parties on September 10, 2020. If you have any other questions please contact our office.

Thank you,

Jack Robertson
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: Records Requester

Dear Mr. Robertson,

I am following up with you in regards to this outstanding request. The record holder, THE DRACUT POLICE DEPARTMENT, has failed to respond you your letter of September 25, 2020. As it is now far beyond the 10 days response period granted to THE DRACUT POLICE DEPARTMENT, I again with to bring this matter to the attention of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and request an appeal.

Warmest Regards.

From: Dracut Police Department

Good Afternoon,

Attached is a copy of the determination for appeal SPR20/1526. The determination was sent out to all parties on September 10, 2020. If you have any other questions please contact our office.

Thank you,
Jack Robertson
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: Records Requester

We are writing to check in with the status of this appeal - spr201526. The record holder, City of Dracut/Dracut Police Department has not provided us with any of the requested

From: Dracut Police Department

Good afternoon,

The Custodian provided a fee estimate to you on September 15. Did you pay the fee estimate and not receive a response or records?

Thank you,

Patricia Rastellini, Office Manager

From: Records Requester

We appealed the fee estimate the Secretary of the Commonwealth provided your office with an opportunity to respond. Your office provided no new information and later reissued the same fee estimate with no new information supporting the onerous unsupported fee. Now we are well beyond the deadline the Secretary of the Commonwealth provided your office to respond. We ask that you provide the records by end of business on Monday, December 21, 2020.

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