Riot Gear Budgeting Data (Taunton Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Taunton Police Department of Taunton, MA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

The date range for this request is 1/1/12 to the date this request is processed on.

Budgeting and financial data, spending reports, and cost breakdowns concerning expenditures on:

-Tear gas

-Pepper spray (Oleoresin Capsicum)

-Smoke grenades or concussion grenades

-Chemical munitions launchers

-Rubber bullets


-Riot shields

-Protective gear such as helmets, body armor, gloves, etc.

I also request any grant applications and documentation in regards to purchasing any of the above mentioned equipment.

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, 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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Paul Roderick

Your request response is attached.

Administrative Lieutenant
Taunton Police Department
23 Summer Street Taunton, MA 02780
Office: (508) 824-7522
Mobile: (857) 276-9201