Request #19-6509
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I am a producer with the New York office of Jupiter Entertainment and we are producing a story for 'In Pursuit With John Walsh' about the August 5, 2006 murder of Victoria Ramirez, for which her live-in boyfriend DAVID ALLAN WEIR is wanted for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.  We are seeking the LAPD incident report and the 911 call placed on Aug 6, 2006 by Lawrence Weir. We are also seeking any other reports, photos, video and audio recordings to use in order to tell this story and aid apprehension of Weir so that justice may be served for the family and friends of Victoria Ramirez.  Thank you for your assistance.


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November 7, 2019 via web


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LAPD Analyst Joan N5790

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December 6, 2019, 3:52pm
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Dear Karen Regen:

 

We reviewed your request for a 9-1-1 recording and/or CAD log and copies of the Los Angeles Police Department’s crime and incident reports concerning an incident occurring on August 5, 2006 involving David Allan Weir.

 

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.

 

In accordance with Section 6254(f) of the California Government Code, records of investigations conducted by, or investigatory files compiled by, any local police agency for law enforcement purposes, are exempt from disclosure. Should any records be located, 9-1-1 telephone calls, recordings, transcripts, witness statements and logs are either investigatory records themselves or properly part of an investigative file and therefore exempt from disclosure. The records may be produced in response to a subpoena or court order.

 

Should any records be located, to the extent the information is recorded, a summary including the time, date, and location of occurrence, the time and date of the call, the name and age of the victim, and a brief statement of the circumstances can be made available to you upon request.

 

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

LAFD.EMSRecords@lacity.org

https://www.lafd.org/safety/ems-billing/ems-billing-medical-records-overview

 

If you are the victim or the victim’s legal representative, you may contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Records and Identification Division at (213) 486-8110 for further information on obtaining reports for victims of crimes.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

December 6, 2019, 3:52pm
Due Date Changed Public
12/18/2019 (was 11/18/2019).
November 27, 2019, 11:01am
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Police Department (LAPD)
November 7, 2019, 1:13pm
Request Opened Public
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November 7, 2019, 1:13pm