Massachusetts Criminal Defamation Arrests (Lowell Police Department)

Adam Steinbaugh filed this request with the Lowell Police Department of Lowell, MA.
Multi Request Massachusetts Criminal Defamation Arrests
Due May 5, 2022
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


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 ยง 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: Lowell Police Department


Your records request regarding "MA Criminal Defamation Arrests" to the Lowell Police Department was not addressed correctly.

The correct address for Lowell Police Department mail is:
City of Lowell Police Department
JFK Civic Center
50 Arcand Drive
Lowell, MA 01852

The correct address for City of Lowell (non-police) records requests is:
City of Lowell Law Dept.
375 Merrimack Street, 3rd Flr
Lowell, MA 01852<>

I would also like to point out that the request received today suggests that the request was originally placed on April 22, 2022.
There is no record of a previous request. This has happened before.

I strongly recommend that you correct your services and information.
I have made the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Public Records Division aware of these repeated errors.

Thank you,

John Pyers | Executive Secretary & RAO
City of Lowell License Commission | Law Department
City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor | Lowell, MA 01852
p: 978-674-4156 |

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