Request #18-258

Dear Brenda Brubaker,

I am requesting arrest and citation records for calendar years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 for the following offenses (and including date, time, location, offense, and any demographic information about the suspect):

23103 (a) Reckless Driving, on a highway, no injury.  

23103 (b) Reckless Driving, off-street parking facility, no injury.

23104 (a) Reckless Driving, causing injury.

23104 (b) Reckless Driving, with specific prior convictions. (felony)

23105 (a) Reckless Driving, with specific injury.

23109 (a) speed contest on a highway

23109 (b) aiding a speed contest

23109 (c) exhibition of speed on a highway

23109 (d) creating barriers to assist a speed contest

23109.1(a) street racing causes injury to another person (felony)

This is for newsgathering purposes and so I am requesting a waiver of any fees.

I’d also like to request that the documents responsive to this request be provided in electronic format if they are available in that format, ideally in an .xls or .xl format. If possible, I would also like each category to be listed in a separate column (date, time, location, offense etc.)

Thank you for your help with this. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any clarification or have any other questions. My number is 510-292-7788

Yours sincerely,


March 2, 2018 via email


Police Department (LAPD)





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LAPD Analyst Brenda N1876

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Attention George Lavender:

Your request to the Los Angeles Police Department (the Department) made under the California Public Records Act (“The Act”).for arrest and citation records for various offenses from 2013 to 2017 was reviewed. 

The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act.  It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted in order 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.

We are unable to provide you with citation records as Department staff would have to pull all citations during the five-year period specified, and attempt to match the license plates from the citations with a traffic report.  As this request places an undue burden on the Department within the meaning of Government Code Section 6255, as interpreted by the California courts, your request is denied.

In accordance with the California Government Code, Section 6254(f), records of investigations conducted by, or investigatory files compiled by, any local police agency for law enforcement purposes are exempt from disclosure.  To the extent that arrest records were located, they are either investigatory records themselves or properly part of an investigative file. Therefore, your request is denied. 

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There you can run whatever crime statistics you want.  Go to above link then

If you have questions about the data, there is a blue box at lower left-hand corner that says “Contact Dataset Owner” that will allow you to ask questions, etc., by email.

If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, please don't hesitate to reply back.

Very truly yours, 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

March 8, 2018, 10:10am
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Police - Crime Statistics
March 6, 2018, 4:52pm
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Request received via email
March 6, 2018, 4:52pm