Request #18-223
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Dear LAPD,

 

I write to request some body camera footage obtained by officers in your Hollywood Division on October 10, 2017. The LAPD was extraordinarily helpful to my client and me that night, responding quickly on-scene to assist my client after she was illegally locked out of her home by her landlords. Unfortunately, the landlords are insisting on their position and we are continuing to fight them in civil court. The body camera footage is important as it shows the landlord and property manager lying, including to the officers on scene.

Both officers were part of the Hollywood Division. They are:

 

  1. Officer Coronado, Badge No. 38985
  2. Officer Valenzuela, Badge No. 38161

They were dispatched to 6282 Vine Way, Los Angeles, CA, twice, on the night of October 10, 2017 to the early morning of October 11, 2017, when the events in question occurred. I also attach a declaration filed in the civil matter that may give more context in case it is helpful. Exhibit L of the declaration shows the card left by the officers, with a timestamp of 1:15 a.m. on October 11, 2017, Incident No. 0133.

Our trial date is currently set for March 7, 2018 given this is an eviction matter that is on fast-track, so if you can let me know the soonest the footage is available, we would be very appreciative.

 

Best Regards,

Wil


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February 28, 2018 via email


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Dear William Bowen:

We have reviewed your request for video evidence concerning Laura Larson on October 10, 2017. Your request was made pursuant to 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.

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.  The records you seek, including video evidence, are investigative records or properly part of an investigatory file; therefore, we are denying your request.  Should any records be located, they may be available in response to a subpoena or court order.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this correspondence, simply respond to this email.

Very Truly Yours,

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

March 9, 2018, 1:52pm
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March 5, 2018, 4:59pm
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