Greenfield Report Still Undelivered

Over a year ago Greenfield, MA mayor William Martin offered to review with me the findings of an investigatory report focused on the actions of individuals employed by the Greenfield Police Department. Despite my numerous calls, emails, faxes and in-person visits I’m still waiting.

Last Friday (August 19th) I tried again. I called Massachusetts State Patrol employee Michael Barrett (Martin had long-ago ceased talking directly to me about the report and had related calls fielded by employees of the MA St Patrol). Barret told me that the investigation was never completed since I had failed to provide his colleague Michael Habel with the necessary information. To be clear: the investigation was already under way prior to my inquiry, so it’s completion should never have hinged on my input (or lack thereof). Also, as is detailed by the documents hyperlined below, I have made contact numerous times over the phone, email, fax and in-person, and in the very infrequent times I ever got a response, no additional information was never asked of me.

So, in an effort to be transparent my conversation with Barrett is posted below in its entirety (in two parts due to YouTube’s 15min limit) and the information he sought (which I mailed to him) is visible through the following .pdf documents: my 4-page letter and supporting Greenfield-Report-emails.

Also posted below – the complaints I filed on July 12th, 2011 and video from that process, in which I’m told that an investigation has already been conducted by the MA St Patrol (of which Barrett claimed to be unaware during our conversation).

Will all this work finally help get me answers? We’ll see…

Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.