Local level SAEC policies/data (Kapalua, Hawaii)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Police of Kapalua, HI.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Hawaii Uniform Information Practices 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,

Vanessa Nason

From: Police

Good afternoon,

I am working on your request for the Sex Assault Kit information.

Captain Clyde Holokai
Criminal Investigations Division
(808)244-6428

From: Police

Good morning,

Following the link below will provide you with the necessary UIPA records you are requesting as they pertain to the procedures followed for SAKI, with the Maui Police Department.

Thank you,

Captain Clyde Holokai
Criminal Investigations Division
(808)244-6428

http://ag.hawaii.gov/hisaki/

http://ag.hawaii.gov/hisaki/home/additional-resources/

From: Vanessa Nason

Thank you!

-Vanessa Nason

From: Vanessa Nason

Do you happen to have data for the following points (from my original request):

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

I see there is a chart with data from July 2016-June 2017 at one of the links you sent to me. I'm wondering if you have data reaching back earlier?

-Vanessa

From: Police

Aloha Vanessa,

Following up on your request, please see below in bold/underlined.

Regards,

Oran

Oran A. Satterfield III
Detective/Sergeant
Maui Police Department
55 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Wk: 808 244-6431
Fax: 808 244-6479

On Oct. 26, 2018:
Do you happen to have data for the following points (from my original request):
the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed Since 1999 through October 2018 MPD collected 268 sex assault kits
* 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 111 sex assault kits have been or are in the process of being tested
* 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 MPD does not have any unprocessed kits
I see there is a chart with data from July 2016-June 2017 at one of the links you sent to me. I'm wondering if you have data reaching back earlier? See above
-Vanessa

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