Policing Dissent Documents

The following are public records released by the Boston Police Department in response to three public records requests and a subsequent lawsuit to compel the department’s response. The first request asked for information about policies and procedures for sharing information with the federal government. Second, we asked for information on individual activists who had been interrogated by BRIC agents. Third, we asked for any information the Boston Police had on a number of local peace groups.

Documents

Boston Police Department "Intelligence Reports"

Boston Police Department Incident Reports

BRIC Privacy and Civil Rights Policy (PDF)

Policy that governs how the Boston Regional Intelligence Center will handle personal and sensitive information during law enforcement and intelligence operations.

BRIC Information Sharing Environment through Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) (PDF)

Privacy policy that applies to officers and employees involved with the Boston Regional Intelligence Center when submitting information to the federal government’s Information Sharing Environment (ISE) through Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).

BRIC SARs training presentation (PDF)

Powerpoint presentation explaining Suspicious Activity Reports. Most of the presentation is redacted.

BRIC Tips and Leads Guidelines (PDF)

Guidelines for turning tips and leads into Suspicious Activity Reports.

Template for Suspicious Activity Reports (PDF)

BRIC Criminal Intelligence File Guidelines (PDF)

Guidelines about creating and keeping intelligence files. Includes rule that “interim” files containing no information about crime must be destroyed after 90 days if no crime has occurred.

Memorandum of Understanding between Brookline Police and BRIC for Cooperation and Information-Sharing (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding between Cambridge Police and BRIC for Cooperation and Information-Sharing (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding between Chelsea Police and BRIC for Cooperation and Information-Sharing (PDF)

Boston Police Rule 200: Critical Incident Management (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding between Revere Police and BRIC for Cooperation and Information-Sharing (PDF)

Letter from DHS to BRIC Regarding Their Privacy Policy (PDF)

Letter from IJIS to BRIC (PDF)

Letter from Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to David Carabin, Director of BRIC (PDF)

Letter from Boston Police Department to ACLU (PDF)


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