For Immediate Release - October 07, 2009

Statement of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley Regarding Boston City Hall Public Records Matter

BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley issued the following statement today regarding the Boston City Hall public records matter:

"Secretary Galvin's office has been working on this matter to ensure, first and foremost, that all public records are preserved, and also to determine whether there have been any violations of the public records law by City officials. We are now involved in that review. We believe that Secretary Galvin has been successful in achieving preservation of the electronic files. My office will continue to work with Secretary Galvin going forward, and we remain prepared to conduct a full investigation and take all necessary steps to guarantee the preservation of evidence and full compliance with the law."

Secretary of State William Galvin added, "I appreciate the assistance of the Attorney General's Office in attempting to quickly resolve this matter."