ALPR-personal info request/ Video evidence (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

mikayla mucha filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Multi Request ALPR-personal info request/ Video evidence
Due May 11, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: mikayla mucha

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:


If you all are having trouble accessing my original requested public records (requested 3/20/2020), I respectfully ask that you please answer my one question below, hopefully resulting in a more timely response/acknowledgement.

I would like my personal record of what shows up when my license plate is scanned- License Plate # 289ve4, by the new automated license plate reader. I respectfully ask for the same record that the Massachusetts State Police (any other police agency) see when my plate is automatically scanned.

I would also like to know the reason why there are NO booking videos, jail video, dash cam video, or body cameras used by the Mass. State Police Troop B-8 on Sgt. Dion's Way after the known corrupt scandals and known fabrications of arrest reports these last few years, especially in Westfield Massachusetts, where these scandals actually took place and is "part of their culture". a Lack of evidence raises a reasonable doubt. Since video clearly demonstrates what occurred during an OUI arrest, it raises the obvious question, why does the State police refuse to video the arrest and why is video not more frequently used by police departments. In our political climate today, why would there be no audio/video evidence of my arrest, so now the judge or jury is going to have to take the officers word against mine? This is absolutely unacceptable and in no way helps the transparency of the most "secretive" and oldest police agency (MSP) in the U.S. I've seen no change when it comes to earning the public's trust in the government, as promised in interviews more than a year old. How does this GPS tracking help the public? Body cameras would have been much more useful than the new "GPS tracking system" for everyone and would have made the public feel safer when being pulled over, as evidence by several studies that purport to demonstrate the impact of body worn cameras on crime and other outcomes.

It is beyond me how this can occur in our climate today. A lack of video tape evidence, when video is so prevalent, found on all cell phones, should be held against the Commonwealth and factor into whether the Government has satisfied the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. May anyone respond to this informing me this problem will be taken care of?


Mikayla Mucha, RN-BSN, BSc., IP

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


mikayla mucha

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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