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
A noise complaint in Haverhill might lead to an armored truck on your doorstep
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.