Request #20-3330
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This is a request for information related to a home invasion robbery on May 12, 2020, at 1:21 a.m. in the 400 block of N. Gardner St.

Pursuant to GC 6254(f), I am seeking the name and age of the victim, and the circumstances of the incident, including whether the victim was thrown from a third-story balcony, the nature of the injuries, and a description and value of the property stolen.

This request, including for the victim's identity, was initially filed May 26 through the [REDACTED] email address, per the instruction of the PIO's office. The PIO's office provided some but not all of the requested information on May 29, and the PIO indicated that the PIO's office does not disclose any victim information. 

The LAPD CPRA website lists the crimes for which victim information is withheld under 6254(f), and PC211 is not on that list. The PIO then indicated that victim information would be released only through this CPRA request function.

For the purposes of statutory deadlines, this request should reflect that it was submitted to the agency in accordance with the agency's instructions on May 26.

Thanks.


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May 29, 2020 via web


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LAPD Analyst - Vanessa N6613

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June 4, 2020, 3:35pm
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Dear Requester:

 

We reviewed your request for information pertaining to an incident that occurred on May 12, 2020.

 

Your request was made under the California Public Records Act (the Act). The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act. It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted to maximize citizen access to the workings of government and does not mandate disclosure of all documents within the government’s possession. Rather, by specific exemption and reference to other statutes, the Act recognizes that there are boundaries where the public’s right to access must be balanced against such weighty considerations as the right of privacy, a right of constitutional dimension under California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1. The law also exempts from disclosure, records that are privileged or confidential, or otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255.

 

In accordance with Section 6254(f) of the California Government Code, records of investigations conducted by, or investigatory files compiled by, any local police agency for law enforcement purposes, are exempt from disclosure. Should any records be located, 9-1-1 telephone calls, recordings, transcripts, witness statements and logs are either investigatory records themselves or properly part of an investigative file and therefore exempt from disclosure. This exemption extends to summary information described in 6254(f)(2) if disclosure would endanger the safety of a person involved or the successful completion of the investigation or related investigation. The records may be produced in response to a subpoena or court order.

 

In accordance with Section 6254(f)(2), the following information from the incident report is summarized below with confidential portions withheld pursuant to 6254(f):

 

  • Date and Time of Occurrence: 5/12/2020 at 1:00
  • Location of Occurrence: 400 block of N Gardner St
  • Date and Time of Report: 5/12/2020 at 1:20
  • Name and Age of Victim: 3 Victims (1 M/B, 1 F/B, and 1 F/H), victims all in their 20s
  • Factual Circumstances of Incident: Victims of a home invasion. Victims were targeted.
  • General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: Detectives are continuing to investigate this crime.

 

If you have any questions, please respond to this email.

 

Respectfully, 

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

June 4, 2020, 3:35pm
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Police Department (LAPD)
May 29, 2020, 6:14pm
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May 29, 2020, 6:14pm