We reviewed your request dated November 5, 2019 for “the written summary for a 911 call made on: October 3,2019” related to an incident involved Jan F. Fish.
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.
A 9-1-1 telephone record has been located that is responsive to your request. 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: 10/03/19 09:56
• Location of Occurrence: 845 GLENMONT AV
• Date and Time of Report: Not provided in the call
• Name and Age of Victim: 60 yrs old female victim
• Factual Circumstances of Incident: Fire Department requested Police response to an apparent natural death.
• General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: Not provided in the call.
If the paramedics was on scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department may have records responsive to your request. Their contact information is listed below.
Los Angeles Fire Department
Community Liaison Officer
200 North Main Street, Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90012
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit