2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests' (Los Angeles Police Department)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

21-7425

Multi Request 2021 United States Capitol attack and other 'protests'
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From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers in outlets such as Gizmodo, MuckRock, Motherboard, Property of the People, Unicorn Riot, and The Outline, among others. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the library Internet Archive and the journalist non-profit MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

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.

Sincerely,

Emma North-Best

From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Your first City of Los Angeles record request (request number #21-7425) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Request #21-7425.

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-7425:

Dear Requester,

 

Your CPRA (California Public Records Act) request was received and will be assigned to a Management Analyst.

 

If you have any further questions, please respond to this email.

 

Respectfully,

 

LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-7425:

Dear Requester:

 

We have reviewed your California Public Records Act request. 

 

Please be advised that, pursuant to California Government Code Section 6253(c), we have found that “unusual circumstances” exist with respect to the request due to the need to search for, collect, and review the requested records from other Department entities which are separate from the office processing the request. Therefore, our staff will require the statutory fourteen days extension of time in which to respond. A determination concerning your request will be made as soon as possible.

 

If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, simply respond to this email. 

 

Respectfully,

LAPD Discovery Section CPRA Unit

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-7425:

Dear Requester,

We have reviewed your request to the Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD” or “Department”) under the California Public Records Act (Cal. Govt. Code section 6250, et seq., hereinafter the “CPRA” or “Act”) seeking the following records:

 “…Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.”

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.

At this time, the Department is in the process of identifying records responsive to your request. We will provide you with a response upon completion of our search.

If you have any questions, please respond to this email.

Respectfully,

LAPD Public Records &amp; Subpoena Response Section, CPRA Unit

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

Record request #21-7425 has been closed. The closure reason supplied was:

Dear Requester,

Thank you for your patience. We have completed our review of your request to the Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD” or “Department”) under the California Public Records Act (Cal. Govt. Code section 6250, et seq., hereinafter the “CPRA” or “Act”) seeking the following records:

 “…Records regarding the potential for violence, unrest, criminal activities or other disturbances associated with protests or other activities on either January 5 or January 6, 2021 at local, regional or national events. This request includes but is not limited to inter-departmental communications, situational reports, bulletins and other documents.”

The Department has conducted a search and identified records responsive to your request. Pursuant to the Government Code Sections 6254(K) and 6255, responsive records are provided to you with redactions. Section 6254(k) exempts records which are exempt from disclosure under federal or state law, including but not limited to provisions of the Evidence Code relating to privilege. Evidence Code Section 1040 declares an official information privilege for information acquired in confidence by a public agency when the public interest in disclosing the information is outweighed by the public interest in keeping the information confidential.

Section 6255 exempts from disclosure records and information when “the public interest served by not disclosing the record and/or information, clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure.” The Department has a strong interest in maintaining the confidentiality of the analysis and evaluation of the techniques, procedures, tactics and security used by the Department. Disclosure of this information to the public has the potential to endanger the operation of the Department and the safety of its officers and the public in the event of a similar law enforcement initiative in a future occurrence. Furthermore, additional redactions have been applied in accordance with the California Government Code, Section 6254(f), which exempts from disclosure records of investigations conducted by, or investigatory files compiled by, any local police agency for law enforcement purposes.

Thank you again for your patience. If you have any questions, please respond to this email.

Respectfully,

LAPD Public Records &amp; Subpoena Response Section, CPRA Unit

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From: Los Angeles Police Department

City of Los Angeles

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Hi there

A document has been released for record request #21-7425:

* JANUARY 06 2021_R.pdf

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