We reviewed your request for copies of any and all records in the file between January 2013 and January 2019 that pertain to the address at 1910 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011 (all units) and the area surrounding this residential property. And also provide the entire file for this time period, including all arrest logs, calls for service logs, statistics, accident reports, and crime reports.
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.
A printout of patrol Calls for Service to the above location has been shared with you; please note the time period indicated on the top of the printout. A three-page handout is also attached which will assist you in interpreting the Calls for Service. Calls for Service printouts do not contain information regarding the person who called the police, the name of the person who was the subject of the call, or the telephone number from which the call was made. Calls for Service are specific to an address and will generally not specify an apartment or unit number in a multiple-unit apartment complex, duplex or office building. The printout provided to you does not include certified copies of any crime or arrest reports related to a patrol response. Release of these reports, or any information contained therein, is subject to the provisions of the California Government Code, Section 6254, otherwise known as the California Public Records Act.
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 records were located, they are either investigatory records themselves or properly part of an investigative file. Therefore, we are denying your request for arrest logs, accident reports and crime reports. The requested records may be available in response to a subpoena or court order.
Should any records be located, to the extent the information is recorded and maintained by the Los Angeles Police Department, a summary including the name and occupation of the arrestee, the individual’s physical description including date of birth, color of eyes and hair, sex, height and weight, the time and date of arrest, the time and date of booking, the location of the arrest, the amount of bail set, the time and manner of release or the location where the individual is currently being held, all charges the individual is being held upon, as well as a brief description of the circumstances of the arrest can be made available to you upon request.
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit