Local level SAEC polices/data (Dallas Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.
Tracking # 2017076610
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Monjaras, Aurelia

May 4, 2017

MuckRock News
Beryl Lipton
DEPT MR 37079
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Information Request Number 2017-07610

Dear Mr. Lipton:

The Open Records Team has received your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act.

The information you requested will require additional time to retrieve. Factors affecting your request will depend upon the information you are requesting and the divisions, sections or units responsible for retrieving that information. With this in mind, the information you are requesting will be ready for retrieving within 20 business days from the date of this letter and by 10:00 am.

The Open Records Team apologizes for this delay in fulfilling your request. If you need any information, please feel free to contact the Open Records Team by calling 214-671-3148.

Sincerely,

Open Records Unit
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

From: Walker, Kamesha

July 3, 2017

Mr./ Mrs. Beryl Lipton,

Request Number 2017-07610

Your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act has been received by the Dallas Police Department's Open Records Unit, and was forwarded to the appropriate units a response to your request. The information maintained by the Police Department has been collected and is ready for release. The amount if picked up in person is $0.60. If you would like it mailed to you please send a check or money order in the amount of $1.49 made payable to the City of Dallas and mail to the below address:

Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

Attention: Open Records Unit

Business hours for pick up are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also, if you are unable to pick up yourself please inform us via email and provide the first and last name of the person authorized to pick up for you. Everyone picking up is required to show ID at the time of pick up.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact the Open Records Team by calling 214-671-3148.

Sincerely,

Open Records Unit
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.49 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Dallas 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: Dallas Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $1.49 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Dallas Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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