The ACLU of Massachusetts was made aware of a Massachusetts State Police Facebook post describing an event to be held on July 30, 2019 regarding the use of robotics in law enforcement operations. In response, the ACLU of Massachusetts filed a public records request in August 2019 seeking information about plans for, acquisition of, and/or use of robotics by Massachusetts State Police. The request examined the MSP relationship with the following companies: Ghost Robotics, iRobot, Endeavor, and Boston Dynamics.

Request Submitted To Massachusetts State Police
Category Law Enforcement
Year Filed 2019
Number of Documents Received 7

They said…

  • No written response received.

Responsive Documents

# File Name Description File Type File Size
1 Emails 2015-2019 redacted_Redacted1 Emails PDF 17.4 MB
2 Memorandum of Agreement-Department of Fire Services Scan of Memo of Agreement between Dept. of Fire Services and MSP Bomb Squad PDF  130 KB
3 Endeavor Robotics1  Scans of fiscal records PDF  3.2 MB
4 Recon Robotics4  Scans of fiscal records PDF   2.2 MB
5 Recon Robot Proposal 2018 Project Justification Proposal for MSP PDF  117 KB
6 Remotec Inc. fiscal file2  Scans of fiscal records PDF  1.4 MB
7 South Shore Divers Fiscal3  Scans of fiscal records PDF  1.8 MB