Worcester Trump Visit

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Worcester Police Department of Worcester, MA.
Tracking # SPR17-532
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any email communications between the Worcester Police Department and Donald J. Trump for president Inc. between between June 16, 2015 and November 20, 2016
Any memos, briefs, or reports regarding the Nov. 18, 2015 rally at the DCU Center
Any memos, briefs, or reports regarding protests/potential protests of Donald J. Trump's Nov. 18, 2015 rally at the DCU Center in Worcester

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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Russell

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

From: Caitlin Russell

Hi,
I received an email from your office but there was no text in the email. Can you resend please?

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

Please see the attached document for the Worcester Police Department's response to your recent public records request

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
You noted in your letter to me that the price of releasing these documents is as high as it is because of the time consuming task of separating emails with the term "Donald Trump For President Inc" from those that came from the police department, and those that came from other government offices. Seeing as the emails of all public officials are public records, can you provide me with all 1,435 emails Technical Services found with the term "Donald Trump for President Inc," and I can sort through them myself? Thanks!
Caitlin Russell

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

January 10, 2017
Muckrock
DEPT MR 30412
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2515

To Whom it May Concern,

We received your amended public records request regarding emails between the Worcester Police Department and “Donald Trump For President”. In our initial response, we provided you with an estimate for the cost of separating the 1,435 emails to determine which emails were from the police department as opposed to other departments within the City of Worcester. You have now requested that we provide you with all 1,435 emails so that you can sort through them yourself. Before sending you the 1,435 emails, we would have to review each email for content and redact any protected information that is contained within those emails. While we would be more than happy to provide you with an estimate of the cost that will be involved in reviewing the emails for content, be advised that the cost will be substantially higher than our initial $863 estimate for the separating of emails.

Please advise as to how you would like us to proceed

Respectfully,

Sgt. Michael Hanlon

From: Caitlin Russell

I'd like an estimate please. Thank you!

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

Please see the attached response to your updated records request

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

Please see the attached response to your public records appeal

Respectfully,

Sergeant Michael Hanlon

From: Hanlon, Michael J.

Please see the Worcester Police Department's updated response to SPR 17/164

Respectfully,

Sergeant Michael Hanlon

From: Caitlin Russell

Your original estimate for separating the emails was $863, which I thought, and still think was excessive. Is the department willing to reconsider that estimate? Thank you.
Caitlin Russell

From: pre@sec.state.ma.us

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

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