Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Freedom of Information Request filed with Watertown Police Department.

[Editors note 5/10/2013: As  of today there has been mo response for the F.O.I.A request that was delivered by the U.S.P.S. to the Watertown P.D. on 4/24/2013. It now seems that the body has mysteriously disappeared, and the autopsy results may never come out.]

Edit: For the record a copy of this was e-mailed to the Watertown Police Department at 6:40 A.M. E.S.T.

David Miles Harkins
To the custodian of records for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts municipality of Watertown's Police Department.

Watertown Police Department
552 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Dear Records Request Officer:
Pursuant to the state open records act I am preemptively requesting permission to receive, and review copies of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged bomber of the recent Boston Marathon. Pursuant to Massachusetts law I believe that in due time the parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev will consent, and write a written affidavit releasing the autopsy records, and if such as time of review of the request such an event has occurred, then there should be no problems releasing said records pursuant to the exemptions laid out in the case (Boston Firefighters Union, IAFF, Local 718 v. WHDH TV, Channel 7, No. A.C.2007-J-455 (Mass. App. Ct. Oct. 5, 2007).

Additionally I request all available information on the now deceased Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as well as the unidentified naked man that was taken into custody by Watertown Police. Please feel free to review the video below if there is any question as to the identity of the suspect of whom records are requested:


According to the Supervisor of Public Records statement in 2003 that �Anyone can get any police record at anytime upon request. The record may be redacted to remove bits of information such as witness and victim's names and addresses. After a redaction takes place, [the custodian] must explain in writing to the requester what information was redacted and the specific reasons why the record was sanitized. The remaining portions of the record must then be released.�.

Pursuant to SPR Bulletin 3-03, Public Record Requests and C.O.R.I. (Nov. 21, 2003) I additionally request that full explanations for any sanitized documents that are released with regards to the autopsy, and, or police records related to Tamerlan Tsarnaev as well as the unidentified naked man taken into custody.
I agree to pay reasonable duplication fees for the processing of this request.
If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.
Thank you for your assistance.

David Miles Harkins

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