Local level SAEC polices/data (Lubbock, TX)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Lubbock Police Department of Lubbock, TX.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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: Lubbock Police Department

See attached documents

From: Vanessa Nason

Thank you!

Do you have any data on these points:

• 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

From: Lubbock Police Department

See below where 1st attempt was sent on 12/19/17.

Please respond on receipt of email.

From: Lubbock Police Department

I just resent what I sent Dec 19, 2017.

From: Lubbock Police Department

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 2:00 PM
To: Vanessa Bell <VBell@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us>
Subject: RE: Public Information Act Request: Local level SAEC polices/data (Lubbock, TX)

Lubbock Police Department
Public Information Act Office
P. O. Box 2000
Lubbock, TX 79457

January 9, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Thank you!

Do you have any data on these points:

• 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

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Somerville, MA 02144-2516

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On Dec. 19, 2017:
See attached documents

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On Dec. 8, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 46672
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

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From: Vanessa Nason

Thank you!

From: Vanessa Nason

Do you have any data for these portions of the 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

Thanks,
Vanessa

From: Lubbock Police Department

per your email I received on 03/06/18

See below.

From: Vanessa Nason

I've received this previously, but it doesn't have any of the data points I asked for. Do you have that information?

-Vanessa

From: Lubbock Police Department

the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed –We do not collect the kits. They are collected by a SANE nurse, who gives it to the Voice of Hope (previously called Rape Crisis Center). Voice of Hope turns the kit in directly to the DPS lab.

• 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 – This information is not indexed in a searchable field in our system and would require manually reading reports.

• 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 – If a kit was collected or not on a case by the Voice of Hope is not indexed in a searchable field, therefore the number of unprocessed kits would require manually reading reports.

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data. – If a kit was collected or not on a case by the Voice of Hope is not indexed in a searchable field in our system, therefore dispositions cannot be searched without manually reading reports.

is this the data points that you need.

Vanessa

From: Vanessa Nason

Thanks!

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