Weapons report

Noel Gasca filed this request with the Milton Police Department of Milton, MA.
Tracking #

P000224-103018

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Noel Gasca


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• Any lists, databases, and inventory rosters containing weapons used by officers (i.e., firearms, tasers, batons, etc.).

If no such records exist than I request the alternative records:
• All records pertaining to the weapons that may be carried by officers as determined by the chief of police, or the board, or officer having control of the police under the authority granted in M.G.L. ch.41, §98
• All records pertaining to the most recent audit of firearms owned by the department

There is an active public debate on the utility of firearms to provide safety and protection. This debate involves elected officials such as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh who is on record stating there is no need for Boston police officers to have long guns. A list of weapons that are currently owned, duly authorized, and safely stored by the state police is of great interest to the public in providing greater context for this public discourse.

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,

Noel Gasca

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Noel Gasca

From: Milton Police Department

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of October 30, 2018., Reference # P000224-103018.

Dear Noel Gasca,

The Milton Police Department received a public information request from you on October 30, 2018.

Please clarify what you are looking for. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact my office at (617) 698-3800 .

Sincerely,
Margaret Walsh
Milton Police Department
40 Highland Street Milton MA 02186

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From: Milton Police Department

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of October 30, 2018., Reference # P000224-103018. Dear Noel Gasca, The Milton Police Department received a public information request from you on October 30, 2018.

The Milton Police Department has reviewed your request and has determined that the records requested are exempt from disclosure under Massachusetts General Law- Chapter 4 section 7 clause Twenty-sixth specifically, or by necessary implication exempted from disclosure by the statute or statutes listed below; I am unable to provide with our policies and procedures for firearms. (b) related solely to internal personnel rules and practices of the government unit, provided however, that such records shall be withheld only to the extent that proper performance of necessary governmental functions requires such withholding;

Sincerely,
Margaret Walsh Milton Police Department 40 Highland Street Milton MA 02186

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From: Milton Police Department

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of October 30, 2018., Reference # P000224-103018.

Dear Noel Gasca,

The Milton Police Department received a public information request from you on October 30, 2018.

Can you please get back to me and clarify what you are requesting in your public record request. Are you looking for policies and procedures ? If so these are exempt. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact my office at (617) 698-3800.

Sincerely,
Margaret Walsh Milton Police Department
40 Highland Street Milton MA 02186

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From: Milton Police Department

Noel,

Just to clarify you are requesting a list of the weapons used by the officers. I will wait to hear back from you before I proceed.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact my office at (617) 698-3800 . Sincerely, Margaret Walsh Milton Police Department 40 Highland Street Milton MA 02186

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