Use of Force Committee reports

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.


From: Andrew Quemere

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 Use of Force Committee reports

* The number of complaints for each year the department has data

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, 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.


Andrew Quemere

From: Migliaccio, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Afternoon Mr. Quemere,

The Department did receive your request for Use of Force (“UOF”) Committee Reports and data for each year available. Attached please find the responsive records which include the UOF Committee reports from 2012 to 2016. Please note, personnel information has been redacted from the 2016 UOF committee report pursuant to M.G.L. c. 4, § 7, cl. 26(c). Thank you for your attention to this matter.


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