We reviewed your request for an arrest report regarding an incident involving Juan Jose Roque, documented under Booking Number 2823611.
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 for the arrest report.
However, in accordance with California Government Code Section 6254(f)(1), we are providing the following information to you:
Name: Juan Jose Roque
Date of Birth:05/29/1973
Date/Time of Arrest: 07/27/2011 2010
Date/Time of Booking: 07/27/2011 2234
Location of Arrest: 140 88th PL
Charge & Code:11350(A) HS
Definition: Possession controlled substance
Additional Charges*: not stated in report
Location Where Held:Southeast Division station
Time/Manner of Release: not stated in report
Factual Circumstances of Arrest: Responding to complaints regarding rock cocaine sales, officers responded to location and observed suspects engaged in sale/purchasing of rock cocaine. Suspects arrested and transported to area station.
*Includes warrants and parole or probation holds.
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit