|Submitted||Sept. 21, 2017|
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Huntington Beach Police Department
Dear Records Officer,
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I am requesting the police reports, incident reports, crime reports, arrest reports, or any other material detailing the incidents under the following case numbers:
I am a reporter with KNBC-TV (NBC4). As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not requesting it for commercial purposes.
I would prefer it if you emailed me the documents in a .pdf format. My email address is Matthew.Glasser@nbcuni.com
If for any reason the documents must be provided via standard mail, please send them to the following address:
NBC4 News Southern California
100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg 2120
Universal City, CA 91608
If you determine that any of these records are exempt from disclosure, we ask that you reconsider the determination in light of Proposition 59’s (at California Constitution Article I, §3[b]) requirement that a “statute, court rule, or other authority, including those in effect on the effective date of this subdivision, shall be broadly construed if it furthers the people’s right of access and narrowly construed if it limits the right of access.” Proposition 59 may modify or overturn authorities on which you have relied in the past.
Any public records withheld from production for inspection should be separately identified and should be accompanied by the claimed justification for withholding as provided by Gov. Code § 6255, stating the nature of the document withheld, the specific exemption under which the document is being withheld, and the public interest served by withholding said document. We reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any materials.
Should you contend that a portion of a particular document is exempt from disclosure due to confidentiality, we also request pursuant to Gov. Code § 6253(a) that the exempt portion be redacted and the remaining portion be produced for our inspection.
KNBC-TV is prepared to pay reasonable search and duplication fees in connection with this request. However, agencies have discretion to waive fees in order to provide greater access to public records pursuant to Gov. Code § 6253(e). (See North County Parents Organization for Children with Special Needs v. California Dept. of Educ. (1994) 28 Cal.Rptr.2d 359, 361.) As the information that is the subject of this request is of primary benefit to the public and the requester is a media outlet, we ask that you waive all search and duplication fees.
Consistent with Gov. Code § 6253(c), we expect to hear from you within ten days. If you have any questions concerning the scope of our Public Records Act request, please contact the undersigned at (818) 287-4286.
I would note that willful violation of the open records law can result in the award of court costs and reasonable attorney fees. See Sec. 6259(d).
NBC4 News Southern California
100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg 2120, Universal City, CA 91608
o 818.684.4515 m 818.287.4286 e matthew.glasser
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