Local level SAEC policies/data (Cook County)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Cook County Sheriff of Cook County, IL.

It is a clone of this request.

Due May 24, 2017
Est. Completion June 7, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Thank you for contacting the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (“CCSO”) pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. (2012). Please be advised that the CCSO is extending its time for response pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3 as documents responsive to your request are still being generated. Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA. The CCSO will issue a response on or before 5/31/17.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Ms. Nason,
We are in the process of finalizing responsive data, please let me know if you agree to an extension to 6/7/17. Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Vanessa Nason

That extension is fine, thank you!

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Per your request, please see attached. We are working on your data request and will be in touch by Friday, apologies for the delay. Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Elizabeth A Scannell (Sheriff)

Ms. Nason,
Compiling data is taking longer than expected, as historically it has been maintained in different formats and compiled from different sources. We will need another 1-2 weeks to reconcile and audit the information, however we are working diligently to provide it to you. Apologies for the delay, please let me know if you are on a deadline or if you object to this timeline, and if there is other information I can get to you in the meantime.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Elizabeth A Scannell (Sheriff)

Please find attached responsive data. Relevant policies and procedures were produced to you on June 7th. Thanks very much for your patience.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi! Do you happen to have a data dictionary?

From: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Hello, responsive documents were sent to you on 6/7 and 6/29. Is there additional information you are requesting?

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Vanessa Nason

Hello!

I'm just wondering if you have a data dictionary, or can maybe help me understand the codes and abbreviations used in the spreadsheet you sent along?

Thanks,
Vanessa

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