Request #19-7467

December 27, 2019



Chief Charlie Beck

Los Angeles Police Department

100 West 1st St

Los Angeles, CA90012



To Records Administrator: 


Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, California Government Code sections 6250 et seq., I write on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California to request all data transmitted to the California Department of Justice pursuant to AB953, the 2015 Racial and Identity Profiling Act. See Cal. Gov. Code § 12525.5(f) (“All data and reports made pursuant to this section are public records[.]”). We request that you use a cutoff date that is no earlier than December 31, 2019.


If you determine that some but not all the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, we ask that you redact it for the time being and make the remaining responsive records available as requested. In any event, please provide a signed notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.


Because this request is on a matter of public concern, and the ACLU of Southern California is a nonprofit public interest organization, we request a fee waiver. See North Cty. Parents Ass’n v. Dep’t of Ed., 23 Cal. App. 4th 144 (1994). We also request that documents be provided in electronic format if possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for our requested fee waiver. If, however, such a waiver is denied, we will reimburse you for the reasonable cost of copying. Please inform us in advance if the cost will be greater than $50. 


According to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code § 6253(c)), a response is required within 10 days.


Please send electronic records via email or paper copies to the address below:



Melissa Rios, Paralegal

ACLU of Southern California

225 W Hospitality Lane, Suite 302
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.




 Eva Bitran, Staff Attorney



December 27, 2019 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Sr Analyst Alexis N1685

Request Published Public
January 15, 2020, 12:45pm
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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for Stop Data through 12/31/19.


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.


The responsive documents have been provided to you.


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




LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit


January 10, 2020, 3:17pm
Document(s) Released Public
January 10, 2020, 3:06pm
Document(s) Released Public
January 10, 2020, 2:59pm
Due Date Changed Public
01/20/2020 (was 01/06/2020).
January 3, 2020, 7:20am
Department Assignment Public
Police Department (LAPD)
December 27, 2019, 4:30pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
December 27, 2019, 4:30pm