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|Submitted||July 18, 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:
The current departmental policies and procedures for field interrogation, observation, frisk and/or search practices. I also request policies and procedures related to bias-free policing.
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.
In response to your below public records request dated July 27, 2017, please see the following link http://somervillepd.com/index.php/general-information/general-orders-tab
By clicking on this link, you will have immediate access to all current Somerville Police Department General Policies & Procedures, inclusive of the ones you are requesting below. This is the format in which the documents exist within the Somerville Police Department. My understanding is that these policies and procedures are in an accessible format for screen readers.
Please let me know should you require any additional information in response to your request. Thank you.
Shannon T. Phillips, Esq.
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
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