Request #20-3338
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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 businesscould 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 organizations 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 requestplease do not hesitate to contact us at [REDACTED] or by email at victor_gomez@fd.org.

 


Sincerely,

 

Victor Gomez

Staff Investigator

 

 

 

 


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May 29, 2020 via email


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Dear Requester:

 

We reviewed your request for 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

 

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. The Act 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.

 

A search was conducted and there were no responsive records located.  Please be advised that Calls for Service information is not available as far back as 1997.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

June 1, 2020, 5:10pm
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May 31, 2020, 2:05pm
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May 31, 2020, 2:05pm