Request #20-9
  Closed
Dear Sergeant Tai,

Pursuant to my rights under the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), I ask for the following: Information pertaining to the fire at 2932 Georgia Street in Vallejo on Aug. 5, 2018, in which a suicide and arson by Mau Dao, 47, resulted in the deaths of her two 14-year-old daughters. 

 

I ask for a determination on this request within 10 days of your receipt of it, and an even prompter reply if you can make that determination without having to review the record[s] in question.

Even though Penal Code §§ 11075, 11105, 11105.1, exempts actual copies of police incident reports, arrest records and rap sheets from disclosure, the law still compels the release of information, specifically:

(2).. the time, substance, and location of all complaints or requests for assistance received by the agency and the time and nature of the response thereto, including, to the extent the information regarding crimes alleged or committed or any other incident investigated is recorded, the time, date, and location of occurrence, the time and date of the report, the name and age of the victim, the factual circumstances surrounding the crime or incident, and a general description of any injuries, property, or weapons involved” (CPRA Section 6254, 1 & 2).

If you determine that any or all or the information qualifies for an exemption from disclosure, I ask you to note whether, as is normally the case under the Act, the exemption is discretionary, and if so whether it is necessary in this case to exercise your discretion to withhold the information.

If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested.

In any event, please provide a signed notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed. If I can provide any clarification that will help expedite your attention to my request, please contact me at macsmith413@yahoo.com or 925-918-2250.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely, 
Michelle Smith McDonald
6755 Hickory Lane
Dublin, CA 94568
925-918-2250

Received

January 7, 2020 via web


Departments

Police Department


Requester

Michelle Smith McDonald

Documents

Public

(loading...)

Staff

Point of Contact

Joni Brown

Request Closed   Hide Public

Dear Michelle Smith McDonald:

 

On January 7, 2020, you requested:

 

Information pertaining to the fire at 2932 Georgia Street in Vallejo on Aug. 5, 2018, in which a suicide and arson by Mau Dao, 47, resulted in the deaths of her two 14-year-old daughters. 

 

Our response is as follows:

 

The publicly available information you seek is attached; information that is exempt from public disclosures has been redacted pursuant to Government Code § 6254(f).

 

Pursuant to Government Code §§6253(d) and 6255, I am the person responsible for providing you the information above.  Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Regards,

 

Lieutenant Robert Knight

Professional Standards Division

Vallejo Police Department

Vallejopd@CityofVallejo.net

January 14, 2020, 5:08pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II
Document(s) Released Public
18-9877_R.pdf
January 14, 2020, 5:07pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II
Request Published Public
January 7, 2020, 1:21pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II
External Message   Hide Public

Officially Receiving PRA Request

I have received your request for a public record.

The California Public Records Act, Government Code §6250, et seq., gives you the right to obtain a copy of identifiable public records. Government Code §6253 provides that the City has up to 10 days after receipt of your request to determine whether to comply with your request and shall immediately notify you of this determination and the reasons therefor.

I will notify you in writing of the City’s determination. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

January 7, 2020, 1:21pm by Joni Brown, Administrative Analyst II (Staff)
Department Assignment Public
Police Department
January 7, 2020, 1:03pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
January 7, 2020, 1:03pm