J20 Protests (Massachusetts State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Compilations of equipment or munitions to be used, after action reports, incident reports, Special Event Threat Assessment (SETA) Reports, and any other reports on preparing for the protests in regard to the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC on January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017, as well as the Women’s March on January 21st 2017. I would also request department Telex messages for the January 20th 2017 and January 19th 2017 protests.

As a member of the news media working for MuckRock News I request that a fee waiver for my request be granted. My work has been published by national outlets. My work for Motherboard can be viewed at the following link: http://motherboard.vice.com/author/cwaltman

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Stelmat, Jason (POL)

Dear Mr. Waltman;
Attached please find a response to your public records request referenced in the subject line. A hard copy of the same was sent via U.S. Mail. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns.


Jason R. Stelmat | Privacy Officer
Massachusetts State Police | Commonwealth Fusion Center
124 Acton Street, Maynard MA 01754
direct 978-451-3752 | fax 978-451-3707 | main 978-451-3700

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