We reviewed your request for information pertaining to an incident that occurred on February 8, 2020 around 9:00 p.m. at Normandy Avenue and 58th PL, Los Angeles, CA 90001.
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.
Our authority to provide information is dictated by Government Code Section 6250 et seq., otherwise known as the California Public Records Act. While Section 6254(f)(2) allows for the release of some information, it does not provide for the release of 9-1-1 tapes or logs. The record may be obtained through a subpoena or court order related to pending litigation.
In accordance with Section 6254(f)(2), the following information from the 9-1-1 telephone call is summarized below:
Date and Time of Call: February 8, 2020; 21:02 hours.
Location of Occurrence: South Normandy Avenue and West 58th PL.
Date and Time of Report: Not provided in the call.
Name and Age of Victim: Not provided in the call.
Factual Circumstances of Incident: Caller reported a vehicle vs light pole traffic collision.
General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: NA.
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