Emergency Vehicle Accidents in the Greater Boston Area (Somerville Police Department)

Jessie Gomez filed this request with the Somerville Police Department of Somerville, MA.
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From: Jessie Gomez


To Whom It May Concern:

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

- Any and all reports and statements filed by a responding officer during a road-accident involving an emergency vehicle including, but not limited to, Firetrucks, Ambulances, and Police Cars.

- Any and all call logs to the Police Department to report the emergency vehicle accident.

- Any and all damage photos and accident reconstruction reports obtained during the investigation of an emergency vehicle involved accident.

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,

Jessie Gomez

From: Somerville Police Department

Mr. Gomez,

On behalf of the City of Somerville, I write to request clarification of the below public records request. Please notify me of the timeframe in which you are seeking records.

Also, the City respectfully requests until 9/15/18 to respond to your request.

Please clarify your request and let me know whether the request for extension is acceptable.

Thank you.

David Shapiro

David Shapiro
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-625-6600 Extn. 4409
Fax: 617-776-8847
dshapiro@somervillema.gov<mailto:dshapiro@somervillema.gov>

From: Jessie Gomez

Good morning,

Thank you for the reply! Could I have those records dating from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017? Again, thank you for your help in my request.

Best,

Jessie Gomez

From: Jessie Gomez

Additionally, the 9/15 extension works well. Thank you again!

From: Somerville Police Department

To whom it may concern,

Attached is responsive documentation to the below public records request for emergency vehicle accidents in the Greater Boston area. The City has redacted private information pursuant to exemption (a) of the Public Records Law, under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act. In the following email are additional documents.

Contact information for the Records Access Officer is: Francis X. Wright, Jr., City Solicitor
City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, Phone: (617) 625-6600 x4400
Email: publicrecords@somervillema.gov.

You have the right to seek an administrative appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records under 950 CMR 32.08(1) and the right to seek judicial review by commencing a civil action in the superior court.

David Shapiro

David Shapiro
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-625-6600 Extn. 4409
Fax: 617-776-8847
dshapiro@somervillema.gov<mailto:dshapiro@somervillema.gov>

From: Somerville Police Department


From: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:24 PM
To: Public Records
Subject: Massachusetts Public Records Law Request: Emergency Vehicle Accidents in the Greater Boston Area (Somerville Police Department)

Somerville Police Department
PRL Office
220 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

August 14, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- Any and all reports and statements filed by a responding officer during a road-accident involving an emergency vehicle including, but not limited to, Firetrucks, Ambulances, and Police Cars.

- Any and all call logs to the Police Department to report the emergency vehicle accident.

- Any and all damage photos and accident reconstruction reports obtained during the investigation of an emergency vehicle involved accident.

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<http://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,

Jessie Gomez

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DEPT MR 59458
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Somerville, MA 02144-2516

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From: Jessie Gomez

Hi,

Thank you for your help in my request, I truly appreciate it. If I have any follow-up questions, I will make sure to reach out again.

Again, thanks!

Sincerely,
Jessie Gomez

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