Request #20-2820
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 May 7, 2020

Dear records officer,

This is a request under your state’s open records law. On behalf of the Los Angeles Times, I request that you provide us copies of the records identified and described below in electronic, machine-readable format from March 1, 2020 to the date you process this request:

● logs of 911 call logs attached to 1617 E 25th St/1617 East 25th Street, 2515 N San Fernando Rd/2515 North San Fernando Road. This may include but is not limited to:

○ date of call

○ time of call

○ caller information

○ Incident address

○ Incident identification number

○ incident description fields

○ Call transcript

○ any dispatched vehicles or emergency respondents

○ case number

● Police reports filed for any cases at 1617 E 25th St/1617 East 25th Street, 2515 N San Fernando Rd/2515 North San Fernando Road. This may include but is not limited to

○ Any attachments to the report and/or the report file.

We prefer to receive written records in the following formats, in order of preference: (1) a spreadsheet format such as an Excel file, tab-delimited file or similar; (2) word processing file, text-based PDF, or similar; (3) other non-proprietary electronic format; (4) paper copies Please release records in segregable portions as they become available on a rolling basis. If you decide to withhold an exempt portion of any record, please release all other segregable parts. If you withhold any record or portion of a record, please specify which statutory exemptions are claimed for each withholding. Please describe each record withheld, including its date and size (e.g. number of paper pages or file size). We request that, to the extent permitted under the open records law, you waive or reduce any search, review, or duplication fees that might apply to this request. The Los Angeles Times is a news media organization and release of the requested information will inform the public and serve the public interest. If there are any search, review, or duplication fees greater than $10, inform me before you fill the request. Thank you in advance for your diligence and compliance with state open records law.

Best regards,

[Redacted]

[Redacted]@latimes.com

[Redacted]


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Dear Requester:

  

We reviewed your request for Calls for Service information. 

 

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.

 

To the extent that your request seek information about calls for service to the indicated location for the period given; the Department responds as follows;

 

A printout of patrol Calls for Service to the above location has been shared with you; please note the time period indicated on the top of the printout.  A three-page handout is also attached which will assist you in interpreting the Calls for Service.  Calls for Service printouts do not contain information regarding the person who called the police, the name of the person who was the subject of the call, or the telephone number from which the call was made.  Calls for Service are specific to an address and will generally not specify an apartment or unit number in a multiple-unit apartment complex, duplex or office building.  The printout provided to you does not include certified copies of any crime or arrest reports related to a patrol response.  Release of these reports, or any information contained therein, is subject to the provisions of the California Government Code, Section 6254, otherwise known as the California Public Records Act.

 

To the extent that your request is seeking police reports, recordings, transcripts, or any other materials gathered in the process of investigating a crime, the Department responds as follows;

 

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 requested records may be available in response to a subpoena or court order.

 

In accordance with Section 6254(f)(2), the following information from the incidents is summarized below:  

 

Incident One:
Date and Time of Call: 03 March, 2020; 1122 Hrs
Location of Occurrence: 1617 East 25th Street
Date and Time of Report: None
Name and Age of Victim: Not Stated in Call
Factual Circumstances of Incident: LAFD Responded to a garbage fire at large a transient camp.  Person reporting asked to speak to a police officer, but they left before officers could respond to the scene.

 

Incident Two:
Date and Time of Call: 26 April, 2020; 1929 Hrs
Location of Occurrence: 2515 North San Fernando
Date and Time of Report: None
Name and Age of Victim: Not Stated in Call
Factual Circumstances of Incident: Officers responded to the scene following motion sensor alarms reported by the alarm company.  At the scene, officers found no evidence of a break-in, and logged the incident as a false alarm.

 

Incident Three:
Date and Time of Call: 23 March, 2020; 1623 Hrs
Location of Occurrence: 2515 North San Fernando
Date and Time of Report: None
Name and Age of Victim: Not Stated in Call
Factual Circumstances of Incident: Alarm Company requested a response following a signal from a loading door.  The Alarm company cancelled the call before officers could respond to the scene.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 12, 2020, 2:55pm
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CFS Log (2515 San Fernando).pdf
May 12, 2020, 2:54pm
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CFS Log (1617 E 25th).pdf
May 12, 2020, 2:54pm
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CFS CODES.pdf
May 12, 2020, 2:53pm
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May 7, 2020, 12:00pm
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