Request #19-2666

Hello, I would like to request a report on the incident at 564 N. Larchmont Blvd. on May 11, 2019. If the report won’t be ready for a while, then if I could just have a couple of things verified, that would be okay. 

I spoke with Brian Humphrey on Mon., May 13 and with Investigator Gordon Reilly today (Wed., May 15)  regarding an incident at 564 N. Larchmont Blvd. on May 11, 2019. I wanted to know more information for a brief article I am writing for the Larchmont Chronicle. I know that it is an active criminal investigation, but I would like to find out what I can for my article. 
How many units responded and from what stations? I heard one person who was there at the time say units from four different stations responded. Can you verify that? And which stations? 
I have an arrest date of May 11 of the person who was alleged to have started the fire, but another arrest date a couple of days later. And also that he was booked May 15, today.  And that it was for a 451b Arrest for Arson of an Inhabited Structure. Can I verify that with you?
What is the procedure going forward?
I am putting my request in here because when I called the number for media this afternoon, they said I needed to make a written request for information. I sent my request via the email they have me and got a reply that sent me to this webpage. However, the information on this webpage implies that I should call the department. Please let me know what else I can do to obtain this information.
Thank you for your time. 

Rachel Olivier
Larchmont Chronicle
606 N. Larchmont Blvd., #103
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-462-2241, x 13


May 15, 2019 via web


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May 16, 2019, 10:24am
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Dear Requester: 


We have reviewed your request for 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 information you seek, including any Incident Report, 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. This request is considered closed.



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Los Angeles Fire Department

May 16, 2019, 10:24am
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May 15, 2019, 4:29pm
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May 15, 2019, 4:29pm