Request #20-2796

All public records for LAPD Detective Carolyn Flamenco #22604


May 6, 2020 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Analyst Shavonne N3662

Due Date Changed Public
10/18/2021 (was 10/19/2020). ID'd 2 incidents: 81-816517, OIS, 12/08/1981 83-1809749, OIS, 11/09/1983 Due to age of records, need add'l time to perform manual search.
October 19, 2020, 1:25pm
Due Date Changed Public
10/19/2020 (was 07/01/2020). Reviewed the request and noted awaiting records; therefore, the due date was extended.
June 24, 2020, 4:13pm
Due Date Changed Public
07/01/2020 (was 06/01/2020).
June 2, 2020, 7:56am
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Dear Requester:


I have reviewed your request to the Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD” or “Department”) under the California Public Records Act (Cal. Govt. Code section 6250, et seq., hereinafter the “CPRA” or “Act”) seeking: All public records for LAPD Detective Carolyn Flamenco #22604

The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the CPRA.  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 allows for nondisclosure of records that are otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(a); 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255.


The Department also recognizes that Penal Code Section 832.7 – which generally makes all peace officer personnel records confidential and undisclosable – was amended on January 1, 2019, by Senate Bill 1421 to create an exception from that general confidentiality requirement for the following four categories of officer personnel and investigatory records:  records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of (i) an incident regarding an officer-involved shooting; (ii) an incident involving the use of force by an officer resulting in death or great bodily injury; (iii) an incident involving a sustained finding of sexual assault by an officer involving a member of the public; and (iv) an incident involving a sustained finding of dishonesty by an officer directly related to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime or of the investigation of misconduct by another officer.  Pen. Code § 832.7(b)(1)(A)-(C).


The Department has conducted a search and has identified disclosable records responsive to your request in regards to an officer involved shooting and/or use of force with great bodily injury, pursuant to Penal Code § 832.7(b)(1) for Carolyn Flamenco, Serial No. 22604:


  1. 81-816517, OIS, 12/08/1981
  2. 83-1809749, OIS, 11/09/1983


The Department is still conducting a search of disclosable records regarding sustained complaint of sexual assault and sustained complaint of dishonesty pursuant to Penal Code § 832.7(b)(1) for Carolyn Flamenco, Serial No. 22604.


Due to the age of the requested record, a physical search will need to be conducted within archived documents for identification and retrieval of possible responsive records.  At this time the Department cannot make a determination of if we have responsive records.  The Department will need some additional time for document identification and retrieval.


Please note that, pursuant to Penal Code Section 832.7(b)(5), the Department is required to redact disclosable records for several enumerated purposes, including to remove personal data or information; to protect the anonymity of complainants and witnesses; to protect confidential medical, financial, or other similar information; and where disclosure of the record would pose a significant danger to the physical safety of the subject officer or other persons.


In regards to the above records we have identified responsive to your request, due to the large number of requests for similar records the Department is processing pursuant to the above criteria, we are currently unable to provide you with an estimated date records responsive to your request will be available.  However, we will continue to provide you updates on any future developments regarding your request, including when the records are available.  Thank you again for your patience and understanding. 

We also invite you to visit our SB1421 web page, where you will find similar requested records related to officer involved shootings, uses of force with great bodily injury, sustained complaints of sexual assault, and sustained complaints of dishonesty published on our web page.  The Department uploads documents on a weekly basis when documents become available.  Please see link below.


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




LAPD Legal Affairs Division CPRA Unit

June 2, 2020, 7:55am by LAPD Analyst Shavonne N3662 (Staff)
Due Date Changed Public
06/01/2020 (was 05/18/2020).
May 11, 2020, 12:18pm
Request Published Public
May 11, 2020, 12:02pm
Department Assignment Public
Police Department (LAPD)
May 6, 2020, 1:59pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
May 6, 2020, 1:59pm