We reviewed your request for information pertaining to an incident that occurred on 12/28/19.
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.
We located an incident report responsive to your request. Our ability to provide information is dictated by Government Code Section 6250 et seq. While Section 6254(f)(2) allows for the release of some information, it does not provide for the release of copies of reports. The record may be obtained through a subpoena or court order related to pending litigation.
In accordance with Section 6254(f)(2), the following information from the incident report is summarized below:
- Date and Time of Occurrence: 12/28/19 14:05
- Location of Occurrence: Zelzah Av
- Date and Time of Report:12/28/19 14:05
- Name and Age of Victim:
- Factual Circumstances of Incident: Traffic collision. Vehicle 1, w/b Zelzah Ave from a driveway on the east curb, collided with the right side of V-2, motorcycle, n/b -2 Zelzah Av south of Devonshire St.
- General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: None.
For information on obtaining the 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.
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit