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Dear Los Angeles PD. My name is Rose Olsen and I'm a reporter currently working for Blue Line News, a recently founded news agency seeking to present positive news about police officers in the United States and Canada. I am working on a story highlighting actions of first responders during COVID as they struggle to continue their ordinary work that's not related to the pandemic. The MSM has made hay from statistics suggesting crime has gone down due to stay at home orders but it is likely that the statistics are wrong because officers have more important matters to attend to so ordinary criminal arrests are less common. I came across a tweet by your Captain Harrelson announcing the arrest of large scale marijuana dealers recently and I would like to include this fine piece of work in the story I'm writing. Can you therefore provide me with all publicly available information about this occurrence? You can send it to me by email at rolsen@bluelinenews.org if that is convenient.

 

Thank you,

 

Rose Olsen

Correspondent

Blue Line News

California Bureau

rolsen@bluelinenews.org


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May 9, 2020 via web


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LAPD Analyst Tuan N6658

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June 30, 2020, 11:55am
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Dear Requester:

 

We reviewed your request for information pertaining to an incident that occurred on May 6, 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 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 for the arrest report.

 

However, in accordance with California Government Code Section 6254(f)(1), we are providing the following information to you: 

 

 

 

Booking Number:  5927426 

Name:  COLEMAN, EARL

Sex:  M

Hair:  BLK

Eyes:  BRO                                                       

Height:  511

Weight:  200

Date of Birth:  08/27/69

Date/Time of Arrest:  05/06/20 15:45

Date/Time of Booking:  05/06/20 22:32

Location of Arrest:  500 N ALAMEDA AV

Bail:  0

Type:  FELONY

Charge & Code:  11366 HS

Definition:  LOC. FOR SALES

Additional Charges*:  not stated in report

Occupation:  UNKNOWN

Location Where Held:  Metropolitan Detention Center

Time/Manner of Release:  not stated in report

Factual Circumstances of Arrest:  Ofcrs conducted a traffic stop at 500 N Alameda in response to a narcotics investigation for a vehicle that was being driven by Susp.  Ofcrs discovered 2 bags in vehicle containing currency and marijuana.  Susp was arrested for felony 11366 HS.

 

 

Booking Number:  5927453  

Name:  TORRES, EDWARD

Sex:  M

Hair:  BRO

Eyes:  BRO                                                             

Height:  509

Weight:  200

Date of Birth:  01/13/74

Date/Time of Arrest:  05/06/20 15:45

Date/Time of Booking:  05/06/20 23:22

Location of Arrest:  1330 FACTORY PL

Bail:  0

Type:  F

Charge & Code:  11366 HS

Definition:  LOCATION FOR SALE

Additional Charges*:  not stated in report

Occupation:  NONE

Location Where Held:  Metropolitan Detention Center

Time/Manner of Release:  not stated in report

Factual Circumstances of Arrest:  Susp arrested in response to narcotics investigation at location of arrest.

 

 

Booking Number:  5927431  

Name:  BULLARD, STEPHEN

Sex:  M

Hair:  GRY

Eyes:  BLU

Height:  604

Weight:  205

Date of Birth:  12/09/81

Date/Time of Arrest:  05/06/20 15:45

Date/Time of Booking:  05/06/20 22:43

Location of Arrest:  1308 FACTORY PL

Bail:  0

Type:  F

Charge & Code:  11366 HS

Definition:  MAINT LOC SALES

Additional Charges*:  not stated in report

Occupation:  UNEMPLOYED

Location Where Held:  Metropolitan Detention Center

Time/Manner of Release:  not stated in report

Factual Circumstances of Arrest:  Susp arrested in response to narcotics investigation at location of arrest.

 

*Includes warrants and parole or probation holds.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

June 30, 2020, 11:55am
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06/30/2020 (was 06/02/2020).
June 2, 2020, 10:21am
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Dear Requester:

 

Please be advised that the Department continues to search for, identify, and/or review responsive records and will respond as soon as practicable.  Thank you for your continued patience.

 

Respectfully,

 

LAD Discovery, CPRA Unit

June 2, 2020, 10:21am by LAPD Sr Analyst Alexis N1685, Sr. Management Analyst (Staff)
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Dear Requester:

 

Thank you for your reply and clarification on your request. We will continue to search for the records of your request.

 

 

Respectfully,

LAPD Discovery Section CPRA Unit

May 20, 2020, 2:30pm by LAPD Analyst Tuan N6658, Management Assistant (Staff)
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I'm doing interviews all day and don't have time to talk. I don't know any more about it than is in that tweet anyway. I was hoping to get this piece written last week. I know you and other LEA's I asked are busy with your duties protecting us so I'm not complaining.

May 20, 2020, 10:17am by the requester
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Dear Requester:

 

I apologize I inadvertently redacted your contact information, and I have restored your e-mail address to your request. We generally redact identifying information for privacy reasons. The Latin adverb sic inserted after a quoted word or passage indicates that the quoted matter has been transcribed as found in the source.

 

May I call you to clarify your request? As I am still trying to locate more information regarding this large scale arrest.

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

 

 

 

May 20, 2020, 10:10am by LAPD Analyst Tuan N6658, Management Assistant (Staff)
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It's https://twitter.com/LAPDTSHarrelson/status/1258586171724099584. I don't know why you're making fun of me with your sic. Didn't Captain Harrelson know what I meant when he agreed to talk to me? Is he still willing to talk? You removed my email address from my request for some reason but it is rolsen@bluelinenews.org

May 20, 2020, 9:10am by the requester
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Dear Requester:

 

Please provide more information that would help us identify records, such as the "tweet by your Captain Harrelson announcing the arrest of large scale marijuana dealers" (sic).

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 20, 2020, 8:49am by LAPD Analyst Tuan N6658, Management Assistant (Staff)
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06/02/2020 (was 05/19/2020).
May 19, 2020, 12:24pm
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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 19, 2020, 12:24pm by LAPD Analyst Tuan N6658, Management Assistant (Staff)
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I have not been contacted regarding this request.

May 19, 2020, 11:51am by the requester
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Dear Requester:

 

I am aware that Captain Harrelson has contacted you regarding this request. Were all your questions answered? If so, I will go ahead and close this request.

 

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 19, 2020, 11:47am by LAPD Analyst Tuan N6658, Management Assistant (Staff)
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Dear Requester:

 

 

The Department continues to process CPRA requests as they come in during the COVID-19 public health crisis, and will endeavor to do so in a timely manner.  While the Department will be making every effort to comply with its statutory obligations, due to the COVID-19 crisis and the City and Department's efforts to tackle its effects, the actual production of records responsive to your request (if any) may be delayed if Department resources are needed to perform critical functions or are constrained due to the pandemic.  The Department greatly appreciates your patience during this difficult time, as the entire community and nation deals with this unusual and serious situation.  During this crisis, the Department would also ask that requesters consider postponing the submission of any requests that can wait until after the immediate crisis has abated.

 

 

If you have any questions, please respond to this e-mail.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 11, 2020, 7:24am by LAPD Michelle N6335, Senior Administrative Clerk (Staff)
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May 9, 2020, 2:23pm
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