Request #20-512

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Re: California Public Records Act request


Dear Sir or Madam:

We write pursuant to the California Public Records Act, which is codified in California Government Code sections 6250, et seq., and request production of the following documents:

All unredacted: (i) 911 call audio recordings; (ii) 911 call logs(iii) dispatch audio recordings; and (iv) dispatch logs relating to incident PD122500002411 on December 25, 2019 at approximately 2:20 P.M. at S. Virgil Avenue and W. 1st Street, in Los Angeles, California.

We ask that the documents be produced on compact disc and agree to pay the cost of producing the records. The records should be sent to us at the address in our letterhead.

Thank you for your anticipated assistance. Of course, please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.


January 21, 2020 via mail


Police Department (LAPD)





Point of Contact

LAPD Analyst Shavonne N3662

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Dear Requester:


We reviewed your request for:

“All unredacted: (i) 911 call audio recordings; (ii) 911 call logs; (iii) dispatch audio recordings; and (iv) dispatch logs relating to incident PD122500002411 on December 25, 2019 at approximately 2:20 P.M. at S. Virgil Avenue and W. 1st Street, in Los Angeles, California.”


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 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.


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

January 23, 2020, 10:36am
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January 23, 2020, 10:36am
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Police Department (LAPD)
January 22, 2020, 3:23pm
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Request received via mail
January 22, 2020, 3:23pm