Local level SAEC polices/data (Baton Rouge)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Baton Rouge Police Department of Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge, LA.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, 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,

Vanessa Nason

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good afternoon Ms. Nason,

We have received your request. Your request is being forwarded to the Baton Rouge Police Department Legal Advisor, Deelee Morris. Mrs. Morris will respond to your request. Should you have any questions concerning your request please contact Mrs. Morris via email and/or telephone at 225-389-3809. For ease of reference she has been copied on this communication.

Thank you.

Brandi Littles-Lawrence
Senior Special Assistant Parish Attorney
P.O. Box 1471
222 St. Louis St., Room 902
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
225-389-3114 (phone)
225-389-5554 (fax)

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From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good Afternoon,
We are in receipt of your request for records. We will process your request, once your records are available we will alert you.

Should you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office.

Sincerely,

Chanita Vazquez
Senior Legal Specialist
Assistant to Deelee Morris
Baton Rouge Police Department
(225)389-3809
(225) 389-5589
CVazquez@brla.gov<mailto:CVazquez@brla.gov>

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

Good Evening,
Please see the attached letter and invoice associated with your request. You can mail your payment in the form of a check or money order in the amount of $147.00 may payable to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office.

Sincerely,

Chanita Vazquez
Senior Legal Specialist
Assistant to Deelee Morris
Baton Rouge Police Department
(225)389-3809
(225) 389-5589
CVazquez@brla.gov<mailto:CVazquez@brla.gov>

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Baton Rouge Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

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