Local level SAEC polices/data (Atlanta Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Bender, Lisa F.

Your request has been received, we will advise if there are any costs associated with your inquiry.

Officer Lisa Bender
Public Affairs| Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404.546.6963 | cell: 404.548.2700
http://www.atlantapd.org |lfbender@atlantaga.gov

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Bender,

Thanks so much for your note. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Bender, Lisa F.

I’ll check on this and follow up with you.

Officer Lisa Bender
Public Affairs| Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404.546.6963 | cell: 404.548.2700
http://www.atlantapd.org |lfbender@atlantaga.gov

From: Bender, Lisa F.

Good Morning,

Please see the answers (in red) in regards to your open records request.

Best Regards,

Officer Lisa Bender
Public Affairs| Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404.546.6963 | cell: 404.548.2700
http://www.atlantapd.org |lfbender@atlantaga.gov

To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, 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 – All SOP’s can be found on our website at www.atlantapd.org<http://www.atlantapd.org>.
• 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 Department has no written policies or procedures outside of APD SOP.
• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed. The Georgia Bureau Investigations is your best source for the total number of SAK’s submitted and 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 GBI is your best source for this information.
• 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 Kits are stored as evidence after they have been processed, we do not store unprocessed kits.
• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data. This can be best answered on a case by case basis by contacting the District Attorney’s office.
• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits The Department does not have any information related to audits conducted on the collection of SAK kits.
• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits Currently there are no anticipated policy changes or procedures regarding the collection, testing and use of SAK kits.

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