Now records we have received from Healey’s shed light on why her office may be avoiding the issue—her office is also guilty of the same kind of questionable social media management.
While there have indeed been formal requests made for public information and several articles written about CPD misconduct, it is news to us that we are on the “attack.”
The Western Mass police department that has hosted more than two-dozen events at Chick-fil-A
That’s what’s happening with all three agencies in this case, with each one putting their own unique spin on how to circumvent the rules.
What’s less known is that here in Massachusetts, our feeble public records law is helping to bolster these efforts by obscuring the process through which local officials share information with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
A reporter’s fight to learn more about harassment in a small town’s police department
I’ve recently run into back-to-back critical failures that threaten the ability of requesters, be they media or private citizens, to even obtain records at all, let alone obtain them in a timely manner.
A noise complaint in Haverhill might lead to an armored truck on your doorstep
Lawrence mayor encourages police to attack travelers
The fact is that the update makes it easy and legal for agencies to delay for months and leaves it entirely possible that any agency or municipality can lawfully delay providing records indefinitely.