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In connection with our investigation of a criminal matter pending before the US District Court in Santa Ana, we write to request copies of any and all known public records pertaining to calls for service at the following addresses and date ranges:
777 S Figueroa St., # 2000, Los Angeles, CA 900171 Ian. 1, 1997 to Dec. 31, 1997
Including but not limited to time and date of incident, location of incident, and the factual
circumstances surrounding the incident
All records requested above are subject to the California Public Records Act request
because the CPRA applies to “any writing containing information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics” (Govt. Code, § 6252, subd. (e)), unless a specific statutory exemption applies (Govt. Code, § 6255, subd. (a); see Govt. Code, §§ 6254 et seq., 6276 et seq.),
“This definition is intended to cover every conceivable kind of record that is involved in the
governmental process ... . Only purely persona] information unrelated to ‘the conduct of the
public's business’ could be considered exempt from this definition Information Policy Com., Final Rep. (Mar. 1970) I Assem. J. (1970 Reg. Sess.) appen. p. 9; accord, Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training v, Superior Court (2007) 42 Cal,4th 278, 288, fn. 3 [64 Cal. Rptr. 3d 661, 165 P.3d 462]).
The CPRA requires that basic investigative information must be disclosed by law
enforcement agencies in connection with calls for assistance or arrests, unless to do so
would endanger the safety of an individual or interfere with an investigation (Govt. Code, §
6254, stibd. (f).
Please respond to this request in ten days, either by providing the requested information or
providing a written response setting forth the specific legal authority on which you rely in failing to disclose each requested record, or by specifying a date in the near future to respond to the request. See Cal. Gov’t Code § 6255. Pursuant to section 6253, please disclose all reasonably segregable non-exempt information from any portions of records you claim are exempt from disclosure. If any records responsive to this request have been destroyed, please provide documentation stating when and by whom responsive records were destroyed, along with your organization’s record retention policy.
If any records requested above are available in electronic format, please make them available in electronic format, as provided in Govt. Code § 6253.9. To assist with the prompt release of responsive material, we ask that you make records available to us as you locate them, rather than waiting until all responsive records have been collected and copied.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please advise. However, we would like to request a waiver of all fees in that the requested information is to be used in the legal representation of an indigent defendant.
In the following pages you will find a custodian of records declaration. Please complete the
declaration by filling in blanks in first paragraph, checking appropriate box in left margin, and completing and signing last paragraph. Please return custodian of records declaration with requested records.
Jf we can provide any additional information that will expedite your processing of our request, please do not hesitate to contact us at [REDACTED] or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.