MSP troopers correspondence with Velis and Merrigan

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence (including emails, memos and other communications) between state police officers (including but not limited to Det. Captain L'Italien and Capt. James Coughlin) and retired judges Peter Velis and Thomas Merrigan regarding their investigation into alleged prosecutorial misconduct in handling evidence from Sonja Farak.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Please acknowledge receipt of this public records request.

Best,
Shawn

From: Section, MSP Legal (POL)

Your request was received.

Thank you

Massachusetts State Police Legal Section
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702

From: Migliaccio, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

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.

Please note, I am researching this matter to determine the extent of responsive records. I will be in contact as soon as I have more information regarding any responsive material from them.

Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

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

From: Migliaccio, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Afternoon Mr. Musgrave,

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.

Please note, I am researching this matter to determine the extent of responsive records. I will be in contact as soon as I have more information regarding any responsive material from them. Additionally, this request appears to be concerning the same subject matter and almost identical to your request # 25979-01923730, which was received on the same day. If agreeable, I plan on responding to these requests jointly.

Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

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

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Jenniffer -

Thank you for getting back to me. I'd be fine with these two requests being processed jointly.

Please note that while the two requests are similar, one concerns correspondence between the troopers and AAG Caldwell, while the other concerns correspondence with Velis/Merrigan.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can clarify this request further.

Best,
Shawn

From: Migliaccio, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Morning,

This request has been referred to our IT department for them to conduct a search. Once I receive the information from that search I will review the potential responsive records and be in touch. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thank you.

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

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you, Jenniffer.

From: Roostaie, Gabriella (SEC)

Hi Mr. Musgrave,

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