We reviewed your request for a police report.
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 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 otherwise exempt under 6254(k). Therefore, we are denying your request.
Please be advised that authorized persons may be able to receive such records from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Records and Identification (R&I) Division. These include requests for copies of Department records concerning crimes, arrests, pawned articles, traffic, property, firearms, securities, vehicles, boats and missing persons as well as clearance letters for the purpose of travel and/or adoption, detention letters, arrest summaries and repossession receipts.
To make a request for one of these items, go to:
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit