We reviewed your request for "all incident reports made out of 3685 s 2nd ave LA ca 90018 from dates 5/01/15 - 01/01/2020 involving [REDACTED]."
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.
If your request is for Calls for Service, a printout of patrol Calls for Service to the above location has been shared with you; please note the time period indicated on the top of the printout. A three-page handout is also attached which will assist you in interpreting the Calls for Service. Calls for Service printouts do not contain information regarding the person who called the police, the name of the person who was the subject of the call, or the telephone number from which the call was made. Calls for Service are specific to an address and will generally not specify an apartment or unit number in a multiple-unit apartment complex, duplex or office building. The printout provided to you does not include certified copies of any crime or arrest reports related to a patrol response. Release of these reports, or any information contained therein, is subject to the provisions of the California Government Code, Section 6254, otherwise known as the California Public Records Act. Portions of the report have been withheld for confidentiality and privacy.
If you request is for copies of crime and incident reports, 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 records may be provided pursuant to a subpoena or court order related to pending litigation.
Should any records be located, to the extent the information is recorded, the time, date, and location of occurrence, the time and date of the report, the name and age of the victim, and a brief statement of the circumstances can be made available to you upon request unless other exemptions apply.
If you are the victim or the victim’s legal representative, you may contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Records and Identification Division at (213) 486-8110 for further information on obtaining reports for victims of crimes. Visit R&I online at http://www.lapdonline.org/communications_division/content_basic_view/6427.
Relevant information from the website follows:
Crime Reports: If you want to request a copy of a crime report, you must mail your written request to R&I Division (see below for mailing address). You may only receive a crime report if you are the victim, the victim’s representative, or as provided in Section 6254 of the Government Code.
To obtain a copy of a crime report, you must provide:
- A check or money order payable to the LAPD in the amount of $26.00. This fee may be refunded if it is determined that no report exists. If you receive notification that no report exists, please complete a City of Los Angeles Claim for Refund form and return it to the City Clerk's Office.
- The name(s) and address(es) of the victim(s).
- The insurance policy number if the requestor is an insurance company.
- A release from the victim if the request is from an attorney.
- The type of report - robbery, assault, etc.
- The date and location of occurrence.
- A report (DR) number and/or Incident Number, if known.
NOTE: EXCEPTIONS (FEE WAIVER) FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, STALKING, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, OR ABUSE OF AN ELDER OR A DEPENDENT ADULT – Recent California legislation provides that victims of domestic violence are entitled to one free copy of their incident reports made within five years from the date of completion of the incident report. Victims of Sexual Assault, Stalking, Human Trafficking, or Abuse of an Elder or a Dependent Adult are entitled to one free copy of their incident reports made within two years from the date of completions of the incident report. Additionally, victims of identity theft are entitled to a free copy of their incident reports. Due to the severe time constraints imposed upon local law enforcement agencies for providing a copy of the report, victims of domestic violence should apply directly to the concerned Area of occurrence for a copy of their report; provided that the incident was reported within the last two years. (Records and Identification Division will continue to process requests received by mail from victims of domestic violence as expeditiously as possible. There will be no fee charged to the victim.)
Los Angeles Police Department
Records and Identification Division
Document Processing Unit
P.O. Box 30158
Los Angeles, CA 90030
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit