Los Angeles Police Dept: IACA listserv

Andrew Couts filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.


From: Dell Cameron

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications records (emails) between the City of Los Angeles Police Department and the International Association of Crime Analysts (hereafter "IACA") mailing list between the following sets of dates: Jan. 1, 2016 - Dec. 16, 2016.

I request that you include in your search all mentions of IACA. Additionally, please include — but do not limit — your search to emails received from and sent to the email address: "iacalist@iaca.net" and/or any other email address ending in "@iaca.net".

IACA is an international mailing list for the discussion of crime analysis. On its website, IACA states that "not all subscribers are members of law enforcement agencies," and law enforcement officials using the list are advised against sharing "sensitive or confidential information over the list." It must be concluded, therefore, that any information transmitted to the IACA mailing list has already been circulated outside of the United States and among members of the public who are not law enforcement professionals.

As I am submitting this request in my capacity as a professional investigative reporter, I ask you waive all applicable fees associated with the search, review and duplication of any responsive records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

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.

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.


Dell Cameron

From: Los Angeles Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.