Local level SAEC polices/data (Las Vegas)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department of Las Vegas, NV.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

180207-15

Due March 21, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Hello Vanessa,

Can you please provide a contact phone number for your request form?

Thank you,

Office of Public Information
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400-B South Martin L. King Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
• 702.828.4082 office│ 7 702.828.1550 fax │• PIO@LVMPD.com<mailto:PIO@lvmpd.com>
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From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

My phone number is 339-203-1152.

Thanks!

-Vanessa

From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Hi Vanessa,

I apologize as we have been receiving large numbers of records requests and I missed this one. I have forwarded this to our Lab Manager for processing.

Thank you,

Laura

Officer Laura Meltzer
Office of Public Information
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702-828-4082

From: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Good afternoon Ms. Nason,

I am sending you the attached letter to let you know that we are still in the process of researching your request.

Thank you,

Laura

Officer Laura Meltzer
Office of Public Information
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702-828-4082

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