Local level SAEC polices/data (Hartford)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Hartford Police Department of Hartford, CT.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 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.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Afternoon, Ms. Nason

The Hartford Police Department is in receipt of your Freedom of Information Request. Please be advised that the Hartford Police will make a concerted effort to provide said records within a reasonable time frame, but all requests are processed in the order that they are received, currently there are forty- seven (47) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they exist, you will be notified.

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Afternoon,

There are now thirty-five (35) request ahead of yours.

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Afternoon, Ms. Nason:

Please be advised that the Hartford Police will make a concerted effort to provide said records within a reasonable time frame, but all requests are processed in the order that they are received, currently there are thirty-two (32) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they exist, you will be notified.

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Afternoon, Ms. Nason:

Please be advised that the Hartford Police will make a concerted effort to provide said records within a reasonable time frame, but all requests are processed in the order that they are received, currently there are twenty-one (21) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they exist, you will be notified.

Respectfully;
Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Morning, Ms. Nason:

Please be advised that the Hartford Police will make a concerted effort to provide said records within a reasonable time frame, but all requests are processed in the order that they are received, currently there are sixteen (16) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Morning, Ms. Nason:

Please be advised that the Hartford Police will make a concerted effort to provide said records within a reasonable time frame, but all requests are processed in the order that they are received, currently there are ten (10) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they exist, you will be notified.

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Morning, Ms. Nason:

Please be advised that the Hartford Police will make a concerted effort to provide said records within a reasonable time frame, but all requests are processed in the order that they are received, currently there are nine (9) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they exist, you will be notified.

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Morning, Ms. Nason:

Currently there are six (6) requests ahead of yours. Once we have identified the documents you requested, to the extent they exist, you will be notified.

Respectfully;

Det. Omayra Martinez-Baidy
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department
Police.FOIA@hartford.gov
860-757-4251 (O)
860-722-8270 (F)

From: Hartford Police Department

Good Morning, Ms. Nason:

I am writing you in response to your Freedom of Information Request dated January 12, 2018, in which you requested documents pertaining to local level SAEC polices/data. The Hartford Police Department has identified forty four (44) pages of documents responsive to your request.

Please be advised that it is the policy of the Hartford Police Department to charge fifty cents per page for all duplications. Please submit payment of twenty-two dollars ($22.00) at your earliest convenience to the Hartford Police Department c/o Detective Denise Mendoza, 253 High Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Upon receipt of payment, said records will be duplicated and forwarded to your address. Alternatively, you may review the documents identified at no charge to you by contacting Detective Denise Mendoza at (860)757-4251 and scheduling an appointment to do so.

Respectfully,

Denise Mendoza
FOI Liaison
Hartford Police Department

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