Local level SAEC policies/data (King County, WA)

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

P027408-121018

Due Dec. 17, 2018
Est. Completion March 15, 2019
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Paxtyn Merten


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), 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

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,

Paxtyn Merten

From: King County Sheriff's Office

Dear Paxtyn :

Thank you for your interest in obtaining public records held by the King County Sheriff’s Office. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on December 10, 2018 and given the reference number P027408-121018 for tracking purposes.

Within five business days (excluding holidays) after receiving your request, we will:
* Provide the record(s);
* Or Acknowledge your request and give you a reasonable estimate of how long it will take to respond;
* Or Deny the request in writing, stating the reasons for the denial (this could also include a denial of part of your request and a granting of the remainder).
Record(s) Requested: To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), 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 kitsThe 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,Paxtyn MertenUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/local-level-saec-policiesdata-king-county-wa-65249/?uuid-login=3cbd5ba1-c254-49de-b64c-d79802453686&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#agency-reply

Once the records have been collected, we will notify you of any copying charges. Any records or portion of records that are exempt from disclosure will be withheld or redacted. We will specify the exemption that applies to any documents withheld or redactions made.

King County Sheriff’s Office | Public Disclosure Unit
(206) 263-2103 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff (http://www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff)

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P027408-121018 Dear Paxtyn , Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on December 10, 2018. You requested: “To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), 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
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,
Paxtyn Merten
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/local-level-saec-policiesdata-king-county-wa-65249/?uuid-login=3cbd5ba1-c254-49de-b64c-d79802453686&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#agency-reply
The KCSO Public Disclosure Unit has completed a first installment of records responsive to your request.  This installment contains the section of our general order manual (GOM) responsive, the standard operating procedure (SOP) for our special assault unit (SAU) and two (2) of the training courses our officers have received regarding sexual assault investigations.  We are working with other units to obtain any statistics and other documents that may be responsive to your request.  We anticipate having the next installment to you by February 12, 2019.

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P027408-121018 Dear Paxtyn , Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on December 10, 2018. You requested: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), 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

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,

Paxtyn Merten

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We have been coordinating with our special assault unit (SAU) that is responsible for this process.  They do not have maintain any statistics regarding this process.  They do have at least one document for tracking purposes, which is under review for redactions.  We anticipate having a next installment to you by March 15, 2019. Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to clarify or cancel this request. Sincerely, Johanna Loomis | Project/Program Manager I | Public Disclosure Unit 206.263.2522 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P027408-121018 Dear Paxtyn , Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on December 10, 2018. You requested: “To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), 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

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,

Paxtyn Merten

We are following up with you on this request.  We have been coordinating with our special assault unit (SAU) that is responsible for this process.  They do not have maintain any statistics regarding this process.  They do have at least one document for tracking purposes, which is under review for redactions.  We anticipate having a next installment to you by March 15, 2019. Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to clarify or cancel this request. Sincerely, Johanna Loomis | Project/Program Manager I | Public Disclosure Unit 206.263.2522 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

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