Giglio lists (Los Angeles County District Attorney)

Brian Waters filed this request with the Los Angeles County District Attorney of Los Angeles County, CA.
Multi Request Giglio lists
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From: Brian Waters

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request any lists or databases regarding the credibilty of police officers. Such lists are common in many jurisdictions, and go by names such as "Giglio lists," "Brady lists," "bad cop lists," "police credibility lists," or "do not call lists." Please provide the list in its entirety, which should include, at a minimum, the name of each officer on the list, and information about why the officer is on the list.

Furthermore, I am requesting any other records that refer to or discuss said lists, such as policies regarding when or how officers are added to the lists, when and how officers are removed, and how the lists are used.

For reference, I have linked two news articles which describe such lists in New York and Philadelphia:
http://gothamist.com/2019/04/22/district_attorney_cop_lists.php
https://www.philly.com/philly/news/larry-krasner-philadelphia-police-tainted-misconduct-secret-list-20180306.html

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,

Brian Waters

From: Los Angeles County District Attorney

Good morning,

You're PRA has been routed to the appropriate office. Someone from that office will be in contact with you.

Thank you,
Shiara Davila-Morales

From: Los Angeles County District Attorney

Please see attached.

Jacob Yim
DIC - DCU
LA County District Attorney's Office

From: Brian Waters

Mr. Yim,

Thanks for your response. It sounds like you interpreted my request as asking for disciplinary or personnel records, which your office does not keep. However, I am not asking for a list of incidents, sustained findings, or other such details. Instead, I am looking for "Giglio lists" that many prosecutor's offices keep. These lists contain names of police officers, but often have little or no specific information regarding incidents or sustained findings that might have landed an officer on the list. I am asking for any such "Giglio" or "Brady" list kept by the LA County District Attorney's office. Can you clarify whether your office maintains such lists, and if they'd be available under California public records law?

Thanks for your time,
Brian Waters

From: Los Angeles County District Attorney

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Los Angeles County District Attorney

Good morning,

A response was sent to you on May 13, 2019. I have attached a copy in this email.

Thank you

Denise Fox

From: Brian Waters

Thanks Denise.

On May 14, I sent your office a follow-up, clarifying my request. It is reproduced here:

Thanks for your response. It sounds like you interpreted my request as asking for disciplinary or personnel records, which your office does not keep. However, I am not asking for a list of incidents, sustained findings, or other such details. Instead, I am looking for "Giglio lists" that many prosecutor's offices keep. These lists contain names of police officers, but often have little or no specific information regarding incidents or sustained findings that might have landed an officer on the list. I am asking for any such "Giglio" or "Brady" list kept by the LA County District Attorney's office. Can you clarify whether your office maintains such lists, and if they'd be available under California public records law?

Thanks for your time,
Brian Waters

From: Brian Waters

I apologize for my previous email; I see now that a previous correspondance from you contained an attachment, in which you clarified that the information I sought has been denied as attorney-work product.

Thank you,
Brian Waters

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