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Attorney for Gruppioni Family Seeks Public Records

From Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley, the counsel for the family of Alice Gruppioni:

The family of Alice Gruppioni, the Italian newlywed tragically killed on the Venice Beach boardwalk, has served a public records request on several local agencies seeking information to help answer questions as to how such a tragedy could have occurred.

Alice Gruppioni, Christian Casadei

Newlyweds Alice Gruppioni and Christian Casadei

Those entities include:

Los Angeles City Department of Transportation
Los Angeles City Bureau of Street Services (Department of Public Works)
Los Angeles City Department of Parks and Recreation (Venice Beach Recreation Center)
Los Angeles City Council
Venice Neighborhood Council
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles Fire Department

“The family would like answers as to how and why this terrible event happened,” said Gregory L. Bentley, partner at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP. “We trust that the City and the various agencies will be forthcoming in producing this vital information affecting public safety.”

The filing includes requests for information such as:

– Venice Beach Public Safety Needs Assessment Report ordered by the 11th District Councilman Mike Bonin
– Historical records for the last 20 years regarding the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the Boardwalk
– Complaints communicated to the city of Los Angeles, directly or through related entities, regarding the safety of pedestrians along the Boardwalk
– Any incident reports, accident reports, records of 911 calls, radio calls, service logs, or requests for service from police or fire, regarding incidents within the last 20 years of unauthorized automobiles or motorized vehicles driving onto the Boardwalk.

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