|Submitted||March 9, 2017|
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 department's policy regarding body cameras and dashboard cameras
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 Andrew Quemere:
Pursuant to your public records request for this Department's policies
regarding body cameras and dashboard cameras, attached are the requested
Waiver of Fees: The Department has waived fees due to: (a) the disclosure
of the requested record being in the public interest; (b) the request not
being primarily in your commercial interest.
Please be advised that pursuant to 950 CMR 32.00 and G.L. c. 66, section
10A(a) you have the right to appeal this decision to the Supervisor of
Public Records within 90 calendar days. Such appeal shall be in writing,
and shall include a copy of the letter by which the request was made and,
if available, a copy of the letter by which the custodian responded. The
Supervisor shall accept an appeal only from a person who had made his or
her record request in writing. Pursuant to G.L. c. 66, section 10A(c),
you also have the right to seek judicial review by commencing a civil
action in the superior court.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Very truly yours,
Records Access Officer