We reviewed your request for information pertaining to an incident that occurred at 1825 Butler Ave., # 10, Los Angeles, CA 90025 for the period of October 1, 2017 to present. A 9-1-1 telephone record has been located that is responsive to your request.
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.
Our authority to provide information is dictated by Government Code Section 6250 et seq., otherwise known as the California Public Records Act. While Section 6254(f)(2) allows for the release of some information, it does not provide for the release of 9-1-1 tapes or logs. 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 9-1-1 telephone call is summarized below:
- Date and Time of Call: 11/26/17, 17:52 PM
- Location of Occurrence: 1825 BUTLER AV.
- Date and Time of Report: 11/26/17, 19:28 PM
- Name and Age of Victim: Not included in the report.
- Factual Circumstances of Incident: Caller hears unknown male arguing with unknown young female. Male suspect hit or slapped child victim after arguing for past several hours.
- General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: Not included in the report.
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. Should any records be located, 9-1-1 telephone calls, recordings, transcripts, witness statements and logs are either investigatory records themselves or properly part of an investigative file and therefore exempt from disclosure. The records may be produced in response to a subpoena or court order.
Should any records be located, to the extent the information is recorded, a summary including the time, date, and location of occurrence, the time and date of the call, the name and age of the victim, and a brief statement of the circumstances can be made available to you upon request.
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 the call was referred to paramedics, the Los Angeles Fire Department may have records responsive to your request.
Los Angeles Fire Department
Attn: EMS Records Custodian
200 North Main Street, Suite 1620
Los Angeles, CA 90012
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit