|Multi Request||Police complaints data|
|Submitted||May 20, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
1. The total number of civilian complaints reported in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (totals separated by year)
2. The total number of civilian complaints sustained in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (totals separated by year)
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.
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe:
The City of Springfield is in receipt of your public records request.
Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate department[s] and a response will be sent to you as soon as we have obtained and reviewed any document[s] that may be responsive to your request. Your request was received in this office on 6/8/2020 and given the reference number R002314-060820 for tracking purposes.
Pursuant to M.G.L. .c. 66, §10(b) the City has ten  business days to respond to your request.
Should you be aggrieved by this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records in the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office pursuant to 950 CMR 32.00 and M.G.L. c. 66, §10(b).
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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of June 08, 2020, Reference # R002314-060820
Dear Samuel Sinyangwe,
This email is in response to your public records request to the City of Springfield for “Total number of civilian complaints reported in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and total number of civilian complaints sustained in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019”
The Community Police Hearing Board's annual reports are available on the City's website: https://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/index.php?id=cphb-members
Should you be aggrieved by this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records in the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office pursuant to 950 CMR 32.00 and M.G.L.c. 66, §10(b).
Please contact the Public Records Coordinator, AndreaL. Stone, by responding to this email with any questions. Please reference public recordsrequest #R002314-060820 in all correspondence regarding this request.
Andrea L. Stone
Public Records Coordinator
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