Memos, training documents, or reports on National Day of Johns

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Memos, training documents, or reports on the National Day of Johns from 2011 to present (context: http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/press_page/press_SuperbowlSting_02_02_2014.html).

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,

Emily Hopkins

From: O'Neil, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Morning Ms. Hopkins:

The Massachusetts Department of State Police (“Department”) has received your request for Department records and considers your request as a submission pursuant to G.L. c. 66, §10, the Massachusetts Public Records Law. As a courtesy this letter is to notify you that your request has been assigned to a member of the Department’s Legal Section for review. Upon completion of your request the Department will respond accordingly. Please be aware that:

• The Department may send you a good faith estimate for the cost of complying with your inquiry, since, pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, a records custodian may charge and recover a fee for the time he or she spends searching, reviewing, segregating, redacting, and re-filing a record. The Department may also apply a fee based on the number of pages copied and produced.

• Any response by the Department will be subject to the exemptions to the Public Records Law set forth in G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 26 (a)-(q).

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

Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jenniffer P. O’Neil, Esq.
Staff Counsel
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-2348

From: O'Neil, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Afternoon Ms. Hopkins,

The Massachusetts Department of State Police (“Department”) has received your request for Department records regarding any involvement with the “National Day of Johns” initiative. This is email is to inform you that after inquiring with the Division of Investigative Services (“DIS”), it is my understanding that the Department did not partake in this effort and, thus, has no responsive records to your request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jenniffer P. O’Neil, Esq.
Staff Counsel
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-2348

From: Emily Hopkins

Thank you for your response, Ms. O'Neil.

My request was informed by a website maintained by the Cook County, Ill., sheriff. It is my understanding that, while Boston PD is the epicenter for Massachusetts participation in the campaign, and in years past the Mass. State Police may not have been involved, that this past year the Mass. State Police at the very least provided support for the BPD in this effort, as reported here: http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/press_page/press_SuperbowlSting_02_02_2014.html

With that in mind, I believe that the Mass. State Police may maintain some documents that would be pertinent to my request. Would you be able to inquire again given this added context?

Thank you,

Emily

From: O'Neil, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Afternoon Ms. Hopkins,

I did receive your subsequent email with the additional information. I provided that information to DIS in order to have them check again for any responsive information. It is my understanding that DIS inquired with multiple units with the new information provided and was unable to locate any responsive information or confirm that the Department was involved with this matter.

Thank you for your attention to this request.

Jenniffer P. O’Neil, Esq.
Staff Counsel
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-2348

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