Request #20-2710


I would like to obtain fingerprints of the individual below:

George Hill Hodel
DOD: 5/16/1999
Father: George Hodel, Sr.
Mother: Esther Leov

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Thank you.


May 1, 2020 via web


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LAPD Analyst - Vanessa N6613

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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for records concerning the fingerprints of George Hill Hodel.


You are seeking historical materials that pre-date modern record keeping mechanisms. It should be noted that the record retention policy of the City of Los Angeles provides the authority to purge or destroy records that have been stored ten years or more. Generally, the Department adheres to this policy, although exceptions to this policy are made for specific circumstances, for example, unsolved cases. Without a report number that would narrow the scope of the search, Department staff would have to manually review voluminous boxes of records in order to determine what, if anything exists at this time. Performing this type of search would place an undue burden on the Department. Additionally, to the extent that responsive records may exist, 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. Therefore, I am denying your request.


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May 5, 2020, 10:58am
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