Request #20-3994

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code section 6250, et seq.), I ask to review and/or obtain copies of the following, which I understand to be held by your agency: All records pertaining to:

  1. Any and all calls for service to the residence of District 11 Councilman Mike Bonin (3777 Boise Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90066) between June 22, 2017 and June 22, 2020.

I ask for a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of this request, and more promptly if you can make a determination without having to review the records in question.

If you determine that any or all of the records are exempt from disclosure, please note whether the exemption is discretionary, and if so why it is necessary to exercise your discretion to withhold the information.

If you determine that some but not all of the records are exempt from disclosure and you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact the exempt portions and make the rest available.

I make this request as a journalist. Disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute to public understanding of public policy as it relates to the City’s ongoing homeless crisis.

If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to my request, please contact me. Thank you.


June 22, 2020 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Analyst O. Toledo N5881

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July 16, 2020, 2:27pm
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Dear Requester:


The Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD” or “Department”) has received two requests from you pursuant to the California Public Records Act (“CPRA” or “Act”), which you submitted via Next Request.  Specifically, your requests seek (i) records pertaining to “any and all private security details LAPD provided to Councilman Mike Bonin’s residence between June 22, 2017 and June 22, 2020”; and (ii) calls for service to that location (3777 Boise Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90066) for the same time period. 


The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act, which is codified in California Government Code Section 6250, et seq.  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 Government Code Sections 6254(b), 6254(c), 6254(f), 6254(k), and 6255.  It is with these considerations in mind that the Department responds to your request.


The Department conducted an inquiry and search for responsive records in its possession, and did not identify any records pertaining to security details for Mr. Bonin.  The Department also conducted an inquiry and search for Calls for Service made to the address specified in your request, and will provide you with the attached printout of LAPD patrol Calls for Service to that location for the time period requested, pursuant to Govt. Code § 6254(f)(2).  The Department will also provide you with a three-page handout, which will assist you in interpreting the Calls for Service printout.


Please note that any crime or investigation reports/records associated with Calls for Service, to the extent any exist, are investigatory records and/or files that are exempt from disclosure under Govt. Code § 6254(f) and, as such, the Department declines to disclose them.

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




LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

July 16, 2020, 2:26pm
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July 16, 2020, 2:25pm
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CFS Codes.xls
July 16, 2020, 2:25pm
Due Date Changed Public
07/23/2020 (was 07/02/2020).
July 1, 2020, 3:10pm
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Police Department (LAPD)
June 22, 2020, 5:04pm
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June 22, 2020, 5:04pm