Request #20-1030

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Arrestee: Mr. Christopher Brown ([REDACTED])
Arrest Location: Xposed Club- 2/3/2020


My client, Mr. Christopher Brown was arrested following an altercation with bouncer employed by the Xposed Strip Club in the early morning hours of February 3, 2020. I am writing to request that you seized surveillance footage relating to the altercation. Mr. Brown was arrested for committing an act of misdemeanor battery upon the bouncerMr. Brown would allege that he was assaulted by the bouncer. Given what I have read concerning problems at this venue, I request that you seize the surveillance footage covering the parking lot.




February 11, 2020 via mail


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Sr Analyst Alexis N1685

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February 12, 2020, 4:37pm
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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for the Los Angeles Police Department to seize surveillance video evidence purported to be available from an incident occurring on 2/03/20 and documented under DR#20-21-05503.  


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.


Your request is not “a request for a copy of records that reasonably describes an identifiable record or records” [see Government Code Section 6253(b)].  If you are requesting copies of records, please provide additional information describing the records sought.


To discuss your client's case, investigation and anything regarding possible video evidence, please contact the investigating officer at Topanga Area station.  The Detective Desk may be reached at 818-756-4820 or via fax at 818-756-5858.


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




LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

February 12, 2020, 4:37pm
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Police Department (LAPD)
February 12, 2020, 8:32am
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February 12, 2020, 8:32am