|Submitted||May 16, 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 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:
-Pepper spray (Oleoresin Capsicum)
-Smoke grenades or concussion grenades
-Chemical munitions launchers
-Protective gear such as helmets, body armor, gloves, etc.
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.
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.
Please see the attachments relative to your public records request. Please be advised that some of the requested information (OC Spray, batons, protective vests) are used by all of our personnel, and is not broken down by specific unit or purpose. Also, we are not in possession of any of the requested documents in a readily accessible format for the time frame of January 2012 through-November 2012.
Sergeant Michael Hanlon