We have reviewed your request for “Laps daily dispatch for 02\08\18 between the hours of 1000 hours to 1200 hours for southwest division.” 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.
We are providing you with a copy of the daily dispatch, Calls for Service, for the Southwest Division for the requested date and time.
The data you are seeking is available on Mayor’s Open Data website. You may wish to visit https://data.lacity.org for future inquires:
- Data Catalog
- Calls for Service
- View Data.
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit