Internal Affairs file of Michael E. Richards

Adam Friedman filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.
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From: Adam Friedman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

The entire internal affairs file of Michael E. Richards, who works for the MA State Police.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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,

Adam Friedman

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Friedman,

The Massachusetts Department of State Police ("Department") has received your public records request. As a courtesy, I write to notify you that your request has been assigned to me for review. I have begun to reach out to the appropriate units at the Department to determine whether we have any responsive records.

Please be aware that:

* The Department may send you a good faith estimate for the cost of responding to your inquiry because, pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, a records custodian may charge and recover a fee for the time he or she spends searching for, redacting, photocopying and re-filing a record.

* Any response by the Department will be subject to the Public Records Law exemptions set forth in G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 26.

* Under the Public Records Law, every requester is treated equally. Thus, even a person who is the subject of the record is not granted any greater access right than any other person.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Adam Friedman

Hello Attorney Zawada,

This follow up message is to inform you that you are currently in violation of M.G.L. c.66, §10 for failing to respond within 10 days with information pertinent to my public records request. It is currently 34 days after my request. Please respond immediately with the material I have requested.

Very truly yours,

Adam Friedman

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Friedman,

Please see the attached response to your request. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

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