California DOJ Armed and Prohibited Persons Database

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Department of Justice of California.


From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the California Department of Justice's Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS). I am requesting the raw data behind this system. Please provide it in a .CSV, .xlsx and another extension that is compatible with Microsoft Excel.

For your reference, here is information about the system:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Ben Hallman

From: Department of Justice

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: PublicRecords

Dear Mr. Hallman,

We are in receipt of your email submitted after close of business on Friday, July 22, 2016, which was received on Monday July 25, 2016 by the California Department of Justice/Attorney General's Office (DOJ). Initially, we note that your request was made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. This is a federal law that is not applicable to requests for records of a California state or local agency. Accordingly, we are treating your inquiry as a request under the California Public Records Act (PRA) which is applicable to state agency records. The PRA is contained in Government Code section 6250 et seq.

Your request was assigned to the appropriate section for response on the date it was received (July 25, 2016). Someone from our office will be in contact with you regarding the records that relate to your request within the timeframe allowed under the California Public Records Act.

Thank you for your patience while we search our records.

Erin Nickless
Public Records Coordinator
California Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Erin.

From: Ben Hallman


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Ben Hallman