Request #19-548

Pursuant to my rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask to obtain the following, which I understand to be held by your agency:

Any and all citations for smoking or ingesting marijuana in any public space pursuant but not limited to Health and Safety Code 11362, from 2016 to the present. 

I ask for a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of it, and an even prompter reply if you can make that determination without having to review the record[s] in question.

Under Government Code Section 6253.9, I ask to receive a copy of these records in comma separated values format.

Since the requested documents will be made available to the general public, I ask that you waive any fees.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM or flash drive if not.

If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to my request, please contact me at (818) 296-7047 or

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


Lolita Lopez



February 2, 2019 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Analyst Brenda N1876

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February 7, 2019, 11:24am
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Dear Requester:

I have reviewed your request for "Any and all citations for smoking or ingesting marijuana in any public space pursuant but not limited to Health and Safety Code 11362, from 2016 to the present”.

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.

Also, 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 any records could be located, they are either investigatory records themselves or properly part of an investigative file. Therefore, I am denying this portion of your request. The records may be provided pursuant to a subpoena or court order related to pending litigation.

However, attached is data information for citations for Health and Safety Code 11362 for 2016 to present.  The Business Intelligence Managed Reporting System Section (BIMRSS) at Application Development Support Division (ADSD) confirmed this information and it was verified by the Special Projects Unit (SPU) at COMPSTAT Division.

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

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit



I have reviewed your request for records, and the responsive documents have been provided to you. 


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




February 7, 2019, 11:24am
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February 7, 2019, 11:23am
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February 2, 2019, 9:23am
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February 2, 2019, 9:23am