Local level SAEC policies/data (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Green Bay Police Department of Green Bay, WI.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Wisconsin 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Green Bay Police Department

I received this request previously on March 17th, and responded back that it was received on March 19th.

Thank you,
Lisa

From: Green Bay Police Department

Good Morning,

Could you please address a few questions that we have in regard to the Open Records Request? Please see below.

• 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 We can provide the number of kits “submitted” to the laboratory for processing. The crime lab would have an accurate record of what has not been processed and in their possession at this time. Will “submission” to the crime lab satisfy this request?

• 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 Again, we can provide the number of kits in our possession that have not been “submitted” to the crime lab. The entry above would include those at the an external location. Will kits not “submitted” to the crime lab satisfy this request?

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data. Can you please elaborate on this request? We don’t have a complete understanding of what is being requested.

Thank You,

Lisa

From: Green Bay Police Department

Good Morning,

Checking in to see if you received my last email from March 21st requesting clarification on your open records request. We are waiting for a response so that we can respond to your request.

Thank you,
Lisa

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