RICO Los Angeles

Grace Raih filed this request with the Los Angeles Police Department of Los Angeles, CA.


From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All data, statistics or reports generated from 2012 to the time of this request that regard arrests or raids made under the California Control of Profits of Organized Crime Act, also also known as RICO.

Any and all police procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding RICO raids, subsequent arrests and charges. This includes arrest logs, incident reports, use of force reports, compilations of munitions or equipment to be used and any other reports that regard a RICO raid.

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.


Grace Raih

From: Brenda Brubaker

Re your email of 8/7/17 re RICO info - Status: waiting for materials from various divisions. Hope to get responsive materials within two weeks.

From: Brenda Brubaker

Ms. Grace Raih

Dear Ms. Raih:

I have reviewed your request to the Los Angeles Police Department (the Department) for information on any policies and procedures regarding California Control of Profits or Organized Crime Act (RICO) raids, arrests, etc., and all data and statistics concerning RICO arrests from 2012 to present. Your request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (the Act).

The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act. It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted in order 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.

Staff from the Department's Policies and Procedures Division (PPD) conducted a search on RICO arrests, raid and charges and located one document responsive to your request that is attached.

Regarding any RICO statistics and arrests, the Department's Information Technology Division (ITB) advised that the Department does not capture arrest data related to RICO. The only way a query for statistics on arrests can be run is if we are provided with specific charges for RICO arrests. Otherwise, we are unable to provide this type of arrest data without further information.

Any correspondence regarding this matter should include a copy of this letter and be directed to the Los Angeles Police Department - Discovery Section, 201 North Los Angeles Street, Space 301,

Los Angeles, CA 90012. If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, please contact Management Analyst Brenda Brubaker of the Discovery Section at (213) 978-2132.
Case No. C17-0600185