Request #20-2782
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"The Los Angeles Police Department announced an investigation Monday after footage surfaced online of a uniformed officer repeatedly striking a man during an encounter in Boyle Heights.

The incident happened on April 27 in the 2400 block of Houston Street, near Soto Street, according to the Police Department.

A video apparently recorded by a bystander from across the street shows two LAPD officers, one male and one female, detaining a man on a sidewalk by a church."

 

I am requesting the body cam footage from BOTH the man and the female seen in this video. I am also requesting the name of both officers involved.

https://www.reddit.com/r/lapd/comments/ge5fin/this_is_unacceptable_and_cant_happen/

 


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May 5, 2020 via web


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LAPD Analyst Jackie N3375

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Dear Requester:

 

This is a follow-up to our email dated May 19, 2020.  Regarding an incident on April 27, 2020, number F016-20.  The Officer involved in this incident is Frank Hernandez, Serial No. 33850.  This request is now closed.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Legal Affairs Division, CPRA Unit

 
July 8, 2020, 2:14pm
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07/09/2020 (was 06/17/2020). Reviewed the request and noted research is continuing. Therefore, the due date has been extended.
June 16, 2020, 2:02pm
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06/17/2020 (was 05/29/2020). Reviewed the request and noted research is continuing. Therefore, the due date has been extended.
May 28, 2020, 3:17pm
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Dear Requester:

 

I have reviewed your California Public Records Act request. 

 

Please be advised that, pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), I have found that “unusual circumstances” exist with respect to the request due to the need to search for, collect, and review the requested records from other Department entities which are separate from the office processing the request.  Therefore, my staff will require the statutory fourteen days extension of time in which to respond.  A determination concerning your request will be made as soon as possible.

 

If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, simply respond to this email. 

 

Respectfully,

LAPD Discovery Section CPRA Unit

May 22, 2020, 3:08pm by LAPD Analyst Jackie N3375 (Staff)
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05/29/2020 (was 05/15/2020).
May 22, 2020, 3:07pm
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Dear Requester:

 

We are re-opening your request for further processing.  This is necessary in order to respond to your request for the name (s) of officer (s) involved.  We apologize for any confusion.  We will provide you with a response once available.

 

Thank you for your continued patience.  Please reply to this email if you have any questions.

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Legal Affairs Division, CPRA Unit 

May 19, 2020, 12:55pm by LAPD Analyst Jackie N3375 (Staff)
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May 19, 2020, 12:55pm
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May 13, 2020, 3:06pm
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Dear Requester:

 

We reviewed your request for video evidence concerning an incident in the Hollenbeck area on April 27, 2020.   

 

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.  The records you seek, including video evidence, are investigative records or properly part of an investigatory file; therefore, we are denying your request.  Should any records be located, they may be available in response to a subpoena or court order.

 

However, the Department has released body worn video related to this incident, please see link below:

 

NRF016-20 Date: April 27, 2020

 

Please click on the link below or copy and paste on your browser: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tln5JSTAlns

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 13, 2020, 3:06pm
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May 5, 2020, 9:00pm
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May 5, 2020, 9:00pm