New City of Lowell Gun Policy

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Lowell Police Department of Lowell, MA .
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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all emails, letters, and other written communication between the Lowell Police Department and between Lowell Police Department employees and other government employees regarding the new gun policy. The following article contains details on the new policy: http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_29406406/city-gun-policy-place-despite-protests.

A copy of all briefs, memos, directives, PowerPoint slides, guidelines or other documents concerning the new gun policy.

You can restrict your search to records created after January 1, 2014 to the date this request is processed.

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Waqas Mirza

From: Brown, Rachel

To whom it may concern:

We have received your 1/25/16 request for public records issued to the Lowell Police Department regarding the new Gun Licensing Policy. The request is under review. However, the Superintendent of Police has been traveling out of the country and will return tomorrow, February 3, 2016. Therefore, we will need additional time to assemble documents, and I write to seek your assent to a week's extension to respond to your request, until February 11, 2016.

Sincerely,
Rachel Brown
Rachel M. Brown | Assistant City Solicitor
City of Lowell - Law Department
City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor | Lowell, MA 01852-5909
Tel: 978.674.4050 | Fax: 978.453.1510 | http://www.lowellma.gov<http://www.lowellma.gov/>
LOWELL Alive. Unique. Inspiring.
This message and the documents attached to it, if any, are intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL and/or may contain ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete all electronic copies of this message and its attachments, if any, and destroy any hard copies you may have created and notify the Sender via email or telephone.

From: Waqas Mirza

I agree to the one week extension until February 11, 2016 for you to respond to my request.

Thank you.

From: Brown, Rachel

Dear Mr. Mirza:
Please find attached a letter in response to your public records request.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Rachel M. Brown | Assistant City Solicitor
City of Lowell - Law Department
City Hall, 375 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor | Lowell, MA 01852-5909
Tel: 978.674.4050 | Fax: 978.453.1510 | http://www.lowellma.gov<http://www.lowellma.gov/>
LOWELL Alive. Unique. Inspiring.
This message and the documents attached to it, if any, are intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain information that is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL and/or may contain ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete all electronic copies of this message and its attachments, if any, and destroy any hard copies you may have created and notify the Sender via email or telephone.

From: Waqas Mirza

Hi Rachel,

Thank you so much for all your help with this. I really appreciate it. I will take a look at the documents when I receive them in the mail and follow up with you.

Waqas.

From: Lowell Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Lowell Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Lowell Police Department

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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