Donors help Cop Block release public police records

This article has been cross-posted at Massachusetts Cop Block

In a recent post, I informed Cop Block readers that the University of Massachusetts Lowell was requiring me to pay a $245 fee in order to get copies of an internal investigation report. The report documents the UMass Lowell Police Department’s investigation into Officer Noberto Melendez, who threatened to assault a student for video-recording him earlier this year.

I wanted to update everyone by saying that three individuals stepped up to the plate and donated the $245 to me. I want to quickly thank these three people for their generosity. I really appreciate the donations. Without their help, I would not have been able to cover the fee.

I’ve already sent a money order to the University, so it should only be a matter of time before I get a copy of the report. As soon as I do, I’ll scan it and post a digital copy of it on Cop Block.

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