We reviewed your request for "call summaries." This request is a follow-up to your request #19-5364 that was closed on October 7, 2019. A 9-1-1 telephone record for the August 31, 2019 incident has been located that is responsive to your request.
Your request was made under 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.
Our authority to provide information is dictated by Government Code Section 6250 et seq., otherwise known as the California Public Records Act. While Section 6254(f)(2) allows for the release of some information, it does not provide for the release of 9-1-1 tapes or logs. The record may be obtained through a subpoena or court order related to pending litigation.
In accordance with Section 6254(f)(2), the following information from the 9-1-1 telephone call is summarized below:
- Date and Time of Call: 08/31/2019, 05:31
- Location of Occurrence: E. Florence Avenue & San Pedro Street
Date and Time of Report: Not provided in the call.
- Name and Age of Victim: Not provided in the call.
- Factual Circumstances of Incident: Person Reporting (PR) Vehicle vs Pedestrian
- General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: Victim was pronounced dead at hospital.
If the call was referred to paramedics, the Los Angeles Fire Department may have records responsive to your request.
Los Angeles Fire Department
Attn: EMS Records Custodian
200 North Main Street, Suite 1620
Los Angeles, CA 90012
If you have questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD - Discovery Section, CPRA Unit