Local level SAEC polices/data (Boone County Sheriff's Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Boone County Sheriff's Department of Boone County, MO.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri 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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Angela Ayers

We are in receipt of your records request received on 5/2/17 by email. This correspondence serves as your 3-day acknowledgment.

We will be in contact with you once we've had a chance to research the information you have provided and will advise if the record is available for release and an approximate cost deposit if applicable.

Angela Ayers
Administrative Deputy
Boone County Sheriff's Department
2121 E. County Drive
Coumbia, MO 65202
(573)875-1111 ext. 6200
aayers@boonecountymo.org

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Ayers,

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

Have a lovely evening,
Beryl

From: Angela Ayers

Sorry for the delayed response. We have had several large requests to process. I will be in contact with you on Monday, 6/5/17.

Angela Ayers
Administrative Deputy
Boone County Sheriff’s Department
2121 E. County Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
(573)875-1111 ext. 6200
aayers@boonecountymo.org

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Ayers,

Thanks so much for your note. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Angela Ayers

Dear Sirs,
Below are responses to your request for various records:

• all standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process Response: You would need to contact the SANE Nurse Program Leader at University Hospital for procedures

• 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 Response: You would need to contact the SANE Nurse Program Leader at University Hospital for procedures

• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed Response: No records available

• 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 Response: No records available

• 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 Response: No records available

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data. Response: No records available

• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits Response: No records available

• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits Response: No records available

If you feel you have additional information reference this request please forward it or this request will close in 10 days.

Angela Ayers
Administrative Deputy
Boone County Sheriff’s Department
2121 E. County Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
(573)875-1111 ext. 6200
aayers@boonecountymo.org

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