Request #20-4104

Hi –


Does LAPD have an official policy regarding when and where officers are required to wear masks?


Kate Cagle

Spectrum News 1



June 24, 2020 via email


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Sr Analyst Alexis N1685

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June 26, 2020, 7:42am
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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for mask policy.


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.


The responsive documents have been provided to you.  Portions of this report have been withheld pursuant to Govt. Code Section 6255.


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




LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit


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