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We are working on behalf of State Farm Insurance and their counsel Andrew Antaramian in the matter regarding Martinez v. Aquino, et al. which stems from an October 16, 2018 traffic collision at the intersection of Central Avenue and 34th Street in the city of Los Angeles, California, near an LAPD station with surveillance cameras. As such, we are requesting a copy of any videotape related to the below referenced incident which involved State Farm’s insured, [REDACTED]. Please include any and all associated photographs or documents arising from this incident.

 

Date and Time of Incident: October 16, 2018, at 19:15

Involved Party[REDACTED]

 

Information Regarding Incidents: No emergency responders arrived at the accident scene, and Traffic Collision report was not compiled. Video footage would have been obtained from surveillance cameras located at the LAPD station that had a view of the intersection.

 

Thank you for your prompt and professional attention to this matter.

 

Cordially,
Keystone Investigative Services, Inc.

 


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January 13, 2020 in person


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LAPD Sr Analyst Alexis N1685

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Dear Requester:

 

We reviewed your request for video evidence and photographs concerning an October 16, 2018 traffic collision.

 

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.

 

For information on obtaining any traffic collision report and related photographs under Section 20012 of the California Vehicle Code, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Records and Identification Division at (213) 486-8300 or by mail to the following address:

 

Los Angeles Police Department

Attn: R&I Division Watch Commander

P.O. Box 30158

Los Angeles, CA 90030

 

Traffic collision reports can also be obtained online approximately 45 days after the incident at: http://www.lapdonline.org/obtain_a_traffic_collision_report.  However, please be advised that we conducted a search for records based on the information provided and we are unable to locate any traffic collision report associated with this incident.

 

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

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

 
January 15, 2020, 7:26am
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January 14, 2020, 3:11pm
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