Local level SAEC policies/data (Aberdeen, MD)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Aberdeen Police Department of Aberdeen, MD.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the following items regarding sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kits (also known as "rape kits") and processing:

• all standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

• any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition of or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other possibly relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies

• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime or forensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under the department’s jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnel or at external laboratory locations

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.

• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits

• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits

If there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Aberdeen Police Department

Please find the attached letter ref to Public information Act Request for the Aberdeen Police Department.

Jennifer C. Liberto
Office of the Chief
Aberdeen Police Department
410-272-2121 Ext. 102
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From: Aberdeen Police Department

Ms. Nason

On 1/31/18 at 3:45 Pm I spoke with Beryl and advised her that due to the amount of records that needed to be hand searched and the man-power needed to do the search we will probably be delayed another two weeks. At that time she was agreeable with the time frame established. If this time frame is not acceptable please get back to us ASAP so we can make additional arrangements.

Thank You

Jennifer C. Liberto
Office of the Chief
Aberdeen Police Department
410-272-2121 Ext. 102
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From: Aberdeen Police Department

I’m just following up reference to the email below.

Jennifer C. Liberto
Office of the Chief
Aberdeen Police Department
410-272-2121 Ext. 102
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From: Aberdeen Police Department

We are notifying you that we have assigned another person to assist in the hand search of the data that you are requesting.

Jennifer C. Liberto
Office of the Chief
Aberdeen Police Department
410-272-2121 Ext. 102
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From: Aberdeen Police Department

Please see the attached.

Jennifer C. Liberto
Office of the Chief
Aberdeen Police Department
410-272-2121 Ext. 102
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