Request #20-2786
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Re: Request for Police Report
Parent of Victim: [REDACTED]
Child's Name: [REDACTED]
Date of CrimeNovember 29, 2017


Our office is representing [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] in their legal matters. Enclosed you will find an Authorization for Release of Information duly signed by Ms. [REDACTED]. At this time, we are requesting a copy of the police report. As your office can see, my office tried to obtain a copy though the Los Angeles Police Department but, Pursuant to Section 3254(k) of the Government Code and Section 11167.5 of the Penal Code, child abuse reports are confidential and can only be obtained through a subpoena or court order.


Please find enclosed a copy of the court order that was submitted by my office to the Superior Court of California where the Office of the presiding Judge determined that there is no court order needed to obtain a copy of the police report.


Therefore, my office is asking kindly to obtain a copy of the report with the Dr. number 17-11-20124 to be mailed to my office as soon as possible.

 

 


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May 4, 2020 via mail


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LAPD Analyst Brittany LAD

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May 8, 2020, 2:16pm
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Dear Requester:

 

We reviewed your request for copies of the Los Angeles Police Department’s crime and incident reports concerning an incident occurring on 11/29/17, documented under DR 17-11-20124.

 

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 and 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. Therefore, we are denying your request. The records may be provided pursuant to a subpoena or court order related to pending litigation.

You may personally serve your subpoena at our office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm) at the following location:

 

LAD Discovery

200 N. Spring St., Ste. 1900

Los Angeles, CA  90012

(213) 847-3615

 

Should any records be located, to the extent the information is recorded, the time, date, and location of occurrence, the time and date of the report, the name and age of the victim, and a brief statement of the circumstances can be made available to you upon request.

 

If you are the victim or the victim’s legal representative, you may contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Records and Identification Division at (213) 486-8110 for further information on obtaining reports for victims of crimes.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 8, 2020, 2:16pm
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May 6, 2020, 9:20am
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May 6, 2020, 9:20am