Request #16-1612

 
Closed

This is a request under the California Public Records Act, Cal. Gov’t Code § 6250 – 6270 (the “Act”), and under the common law right of access. I am making this request in my capacity as a full-time journalist with The Associated Press.

I am seeking copies of video and/or audio recordings related to the deadly confrontation between Officers Jonathan DeGuzman and Wade Irwin and at least one suspect on July 28-29, 2016.

 

Those video and/or audio recordings should include, but not be limited to, the following sources:

 

  • Body cameras worn by Officers DeGuzman and Irwin;
  • Dashboard cameras in the Officers DeGuzman and Irwin’s vehicle;
  • Body cameras worn by other officers who pursued and helped capture a male suspect in a ravine near the initial shooting;
  • Dashboard cameras in vehicles of other officers who pursued and helped capture a male suspect in a ravine near the initial shooting;
  • Radio transmissions from or to DeGuzman, Irwin and other officers who pursued and helped capture a male suspect in a ravine near the initial shooting.

I request that responsive records be released on a rolling basis _ that is, in batches as they are available, rather than all at once and only once all recordings have been reviewed for release.

Though you are required by law to respond within ten (10) business days from the date your Agency receives this request, as this is a matter of pressing public interest and importance, I ask that you expedite this request, which specifies identifiable records that are not exempt from disclosure under the act


Received

August 1, 2016 via web


Departments

Public Records Administration

Documents

(none)

Staff

Point of Contact

Lea Fields-Bernard

Request Published Public
August 14, 2016, 4:39pm
Request Closed   Details Public

01a. Not Released - Withheld

Any documents responsive to the request are being withheld pursuant to:

[Law enforcement investigation] Government Code section §6254(f)

[records of complaints to, or investigations conducted by, or records of intelligence information or security procedures of, ….any state or local police agency... are exempt from disclosure]

[Public interest/Deliberative process] Government Code section 6255

[Public interest served by disclosure outweighed by other factors/Deliberative process]

[Evidence Code section 1040] Government Code section 6254(k)

August 11, 2016, 4:35pm by Lea Fields-Bernard, Public Records Administration Manager, PRA Program Manager
Department Assignment Public
Public Records Administration
August 3, 2016, 5:55pm by Lea Fields-Bernard, Public Records Administration Manager, PRA Program Manager
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