Request #20-3321


Under the California Public Records Act I would like to request the following records: All arrest reports, calls to service, police blotters, or similar records concerning:


Please send all responsive records in an electronic format, preferably as an email attachment sent to [REDACTED]. This is not a commercial request. I am willing to authorize up to $30 in fees related to this request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help,



May 29, 2020 via web


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Analyst - Vanessa N6613

Request Published Public
June 2, 2020, 7:10pm
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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for all arrest reports, calls to service, police blotters, and similar records.


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


Should any records be located, to the extent the information is recorded and maintained by the Los Angeles Police Department, a summary including the name and occupation of the arrestee, the individual’s physical description including date of birth, color of eyes and hair, sex, height and weight, the time and date of arrest, the time and date of booking, the location of the arrest, the amount of bail set, the time and manner of release or the location where the individual is currently being held, all charges the individual is being held upon, as well as a brief description of the circumstances of the arrest can be made available to you upon request.


However, a search was conducted and based on the information provided there were no responsive records located. 


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




LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

June 2, 2020, 7:10pm
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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.





LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

May 29, 2020, 3:47pm by LAPD Michelle N6335, Senior Administrative Clerk (Staff)
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Police Department (LAPD)
May 29, 2020, 12:08pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
May 29, 2020, 12:08pm