|Submitted||March 7, 2017|
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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 records of communication with US Customs and Border Protection. I would like the date range for this search to be 1/27/17 to the date this request is processed on.
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.
DEPT MR 34537
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
The included is in response to your request for "Any records of communication with US Customs and Border Protection. I would like the date range for this search to be 1/27/17 to the date this request is processed on."
You request did fall under the following exemptions:
M.G.L. c.66, §10, clearly states "only applies to government records already in existence." "A public record custodian is not required by the public records law to answer questions or create a record in response to a request but may do so at his discretion." The information you requested is not normally searchable with our current records management system, however I did my best to retrieve the information you requested.
Some of the information you requested is exempted under exemption A of M.G.L. c.66, §10 and has been redacted.
Please let me know when you have received the documents.
Please contact me with and further questions.
Sergeant Raymond Reid
Plymouth Police Department,
Mounted Unit Commander
508-830-4218 ex 216
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