Dan Brunelli

Daralyn Heywood filed this request with the Framingham State Police of Massachusetts.
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From: Daralyn Heywood

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I have been making this request for years. I request emails between Kerry Gilpin, Richard Ball, Thomas Grenham, James Jones, Michael Lyver, Mary McCauley, Anthony Thomas, Stephen Fennessy from Dec 16, 2016 that mention my name or sexual harassment and retaliation complaint, until Sept 14, 2018. This is not a law enforcement investigation that is subject to Bougas, this is an administrative procedure, the material I seek are also the product of an administrative procedure.

Daralyn Heywood

From: Heywood, Daralyn (POL)
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:17 PM
To: Farrell, Sean (POL); Halpin, Michael (POL)
Subject: Fw: HIU Case #2015-004

I respectfully request all recordings, tapes, emails, notes, meeting minutes, roundtable discussions and transcripts of my HIU Case 2015-004.
Thank You!

Sgt Daralyn Heywood #2449
State Police South Yarmouth

From: Farrell, Sean (POL)
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:37:09 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
To: Heywood, Daralyn (POL)
Cc: Halpin, Michael (POL); Lyver, Michael (POL)
Subject: RE: HIU Case #2015-004

Sgt. Heywood: I received your request for additional information and transcripts from the Department relative to the above referenced investigation. I apologize for the delay in this response.

As you know, the Department, as a courtesy and pursuant to applicable policies, previously provided you, as a complainant, with a copy of the Report in July. The Department, however, is denying your request for additional information.

As an initial matter, this investigation was an internal personnel investigation and, as such, is not subject to public release pursuant to G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 26 (c).

Second, the investigative exemption G.L. c. 4, §7, cl. 26(f) exempts from public disclosure “investigatory materials necessarily compiled out of the public view by law enforcement or other investigatory officials the disclosure of which materials would probably so prejudice the possibility of effective law enforcement that such disclosure would not be in the public interest.” The investigative exemption serves, in part, to encourage individuals to assist police investigations and provide information. It is also intended to allow investigative officials to provide an assurance of confidentiality to witnesses so that they will speak openly about matters under investigation. Bougas v. Chief of Police, 371 Mass. 59, 62 (1976). The disclosure of witness statements and transcripts by the Department in this instance may only serve to discourage witnesses in future investigations from assisting and disclosing information to the this Department.

For these reasons, the Department will not disseminate any additional information.


Sean W. Farrell, Esq.
Deputy Chief Legal Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2153
Fax: (508) 820-2649

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.


Daralyn Heywood


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