Firearm Project 2, Worcester, MA

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Worcester Police Department of Worcester, MA.


From: Brian Freskos

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Part 1) A copy of the firearms in the Worcester Police Department's property and evidence database, to include, but not to be limited to, the make, model, serial number and case number associated with each firearm recovered, found, seized, confiscated, processed, or otherwise taken in by the department from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present.

Part 2) The police report, incident report, or general offense report for any firearm theft reported to the Worcester Police Department from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present.

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 am a member of the news media, a reporter for The Trace, who is making this request with assistance from MuckRock's public records request management service.

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. If a CD-ROM or any other records or correspondence must be mailed, please send to:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

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.


Brian Freskos
c: (919) 522-6354

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

Mr. Freskos,

Please see the attached response to your recent public records request

Sergeant Michael Hanlon

From: Brian Freskos

Hi Sgt. Hanlon, I don't see an attachment. Would you mind resending?

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

I apologize – here is the response