Police Women undergo Cavity Searches (Lewis County Sheriff's Department)

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Lewis County Sheriff's Department of Lewis County, WA.
Tracking # P001627-081117
Due Aug. 17, 2017
Est. Completion Aug. 30, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents, policies, memos, and complaints concerning female police officers and job-mandated gynecological examinations prior or post-hire.

This is an issue that has been widely reported on: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/a3eb55/female-recruits-ffirorced-to-undergo-vaginal-exams-by-nebraska-state-patrol-lawsuit-claims

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,

Cynthia Fernandez

From: Records Center (Lewis County, WA)

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Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Lewis County Sheriff’s Office
Public Disclosure

RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 10, 2017, Reference # P001627-081117
Dear MuckRock News ,
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office received a public records request from you on August 10, 2017. You requested the following:
"Request to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office:Any and all documents, policies, memos, and complaints concerning female police officers and job-mandated gynecological examinations prior or post-hire."
I am the person assigned to fulfill your request.  The Public Records Act obliges this Office to attend to your request in a manner commensurate with our other duties and obligations.   Our procedure is to locate records, review them for exemptions, and then prepare them for release. If applicable, I will be coordinating with other County departments in the collection, review, and production of responsive records.
I anticipate providing a response to your request to you on or about August 30, 2017.  If you have not received a response in that time, please do not hesitate to contact me directly inquiring as to the status. Conversely, if this office encounters a need to extend our estimate, I will contact you promptly with a revised estimated date.
Thank you for your patience in awaiting this information.
Sincerely,
Casey Mauermann Public Records Officer Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office 360-740-2674
345 W. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Chehalis, WA 98532 Phone: (360) 740-1240 Fax: (360) 740-1497 To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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From: Records Center (Lewis County, WA)

Dear MuckRock News ,
Thank you for your interest in public records of Lewis County, WA.  Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was received in this office on August 10, 2017 and given the reference number P001627-081117 for tracking purposes.
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