MBTA Transit Police encounters with the homeless

Alejandro Ramirez filed this request with the MBTA Transit Police of Massachusetts.
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From: MBTA Transit Police

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Alejandro Ramirez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records on MBTA transit police encounters with the homeless during from November 1, 2014 to March 8, 2015, including:

1. Any memos issued to officers before storms, including Winter Storm Juno, concerning the homeless and MBTA stations.
2. A copy of the standard practices, procedures, and policies for how MBTA transit policy are to deal with the homeless.
2. Any emails or updates in training or policy for officers who would potentially encounter the homeless at MBTA stations.
3. Any incident reports for when the homeless would resist help or arrest.
4. Any incidents or citations that occurred at North Station or South Station.

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.


Alejandro Ramirez

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $43.20 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock

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