Dashcam Footage for Detainment on Sepulveda and Venice 11/18/14

Zach Weissmueller filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.
Tracking # 14.4
Status
Rejected

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From: Zach Weissmueller

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting the dashcam footage from the squad car or any undercover cars, any body cam footage from involved officers, as well as any documentation related to the detainment of Zach Weissmueller along Sepulveda Blvd (just South of Venice) at approximately 5pm on November 18, 2014. This was related to an undercover drug buy coordinated by Det. Knight and his team at a CVS a few miles south of the detainment location.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Zach Weissmueller

From: ERIC ASKEW

PSR III ERIC ASKEW
Legal Affairs
Discovery Section
(213) 978-2121
Mail Stop 1003
G9840@LAPD.LACITY.ORG

From: Los Angeles Police Department

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.

Thank you for your help.

From: DAVID LEE

Mr. Weissmueller,

the Los Angeles Police Department mailed the response to your two requests for police records December 3, 2014.

the response was mailed to PO Box 55819, Boston, MA

nevertheless, attached is a copy of the LAPD's correspondence.

David Lee
Legal Affairs Division - Discovery Section
Los Angeles Police Department
213 978-2152


>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 12/11/2014 2:00 AM >>>

December 11, 2014
Los Angeles Police Department
LAPD, R&I Division
ATTN: Watch Commander
100 West 1st Street, Room P1-137
Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is a follow up to request number 14.4:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #14.4.
Thank you for your help.
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On Nov. 26, 2014:
PSR III ERIC ASKEW
Legal Affairs
Discovery Section
(213) 978-2121
Mail Stop 1003
G9840@LAPD.LACITY.ORG
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On Nov. 19, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:
I am requesting the dashcam footage from the squad car or any undercover cars, any body cam footage from involved officers, as well as any documentation related to the detainment of Zach Weissmueller along Sepulveda Blvd (just South of Venice) at approximately 5pm on November 18, 2014. This was related to an undercover drug buy coordinated by Det. Knight and his team at a CVS a few miles south of the detainment location.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,
Zach Weissmueller
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14262
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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