21-5112 1410 Ewing 01-01-20 to 06-23-21.pdf
June 29, 2021, 8:54am Request PublishedPublicJune 29, 2021, 8:54am Request Closed HidePublic
We reviewed your request for the following:
“1. What were the names of the Officers who responded to that call?
2. May I see a copy of the report, Dispo notes, and/or body cam video footage of this event(s)?
3. If no, may I get a summary of the incident?
4. May I see a list of any and all police calls/reports made in regards: " this property for the entire year of 2020 to present date. (January 1, 2020 - June 23, 2021).
5. Please notate the reason for the call / or its equivalent Code Section, etc” (sic).
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.
Please be advised that the Department could not locate the incident that you described using January 30, 2021 as the Date of Occurrence; however, the Department located a similar incident which occurred on January 29, 2021. Therefore, the Department’s response for Item #’s 1-3 is based upon the incident that occurred on January 29, 2021.
The Department’s Response to Item #1:
Police Officers Alexander Gomez, Serial No. 43850 and Michael Geitheim, Serial No. 37631, responded to the incident that occurred on January 29, 2021 at 1410 Ewing St., Los Angeles, CA 90026.
The Department’s Response to Item #2:
With regard to your request for “[…]dispo notes and/or body cam video footage” (sic), 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, videos, photos, and police reports 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 related to pending litigation.
You may personally serve your subpoena to the Custodian of Records at the following location during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4pm):
200 N. Spring St., Ste. 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90012
With regard to your request for a copy of the police report, please be advised that a search was conducted, and no responsive record was located.
The Department’s Response to Item #3:
In accordance with Section 6254(f)(2), the following information from the 9-1-1 telephone call is summarized below:
January 29, 2021
- Date and Time of Call: 01/29/2021; 16:24
- Location of Occurrence: 1410 Ewing St.
- Date and Time of Report: Not stated in the call
- Name and Age of Victim: Not stated in the call
- Factual Circumstances of Incident: Person Reporting (PR) reported an unknown number of squatters trespassing and refusing to leave the location. Officers responded to the scene, spoke with both parties, and learned that it was an ongoing neighbor dispute. Officers completed the call.
- General Description of Injuries, Property or Weapons: Not stated in the call
The Department’s Response to Item #’s 4 and 5:
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.
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit
June 29, 2021, 8:54am