|Submitted||Jan. 27, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
* All annual reports on civil asset forfeiture accounts from 2000 to the present
* All policies, procedures, and training records related to civil asset forfeiture
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 27, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Mr. Quemere:
Attached please find the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office response to your request for public records on Asset Forfeiture Annual Reports.
Cynthia Von Flatern| Assistant District Attorney
Records Access Officer
Northwestern District Attorney's Office
Cynthia.Von.Flatern@State.MA.US<mailto:Cynthia.Von.Flatern@State.MA.US> | NorthwesternDA.org<http://northwesternda.org/>
One Gleason Plaza| Northampton, MA 01060
Office (413) 586-9225
Please view our Annual Report<http://northwesternda.org/sites/default/files/NWDA_Annual_Report.pdf> and connect with the NWDAO on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/NorthwesternDADaveSullivan?sk=wall>