Local level SAEC polices/data (Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the McKinney Police Department of McKinney, TX.
Tracking # P003909-050217
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From: Beryl Lipton

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,

Beryl Lipton

From: McKinney Public Information Center

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From: McKinney Public Information Center

Dear Beryl Lipton:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the McKinney Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government, The Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 5/2/2017 and given the reference number P003909-050217 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Other Police Record - Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the followingrecords:Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedurespertaining 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 theacquisition of or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for itscollection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other possibly relevantlocations, laboratories, or agencies• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period ofJanuary 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed• the number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime orforensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January1, 2000 through the date this request is processed• the number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under thedepartment's jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnelor at external laboratory locations• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which akit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAECkits• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies andprocedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kitsIf there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at theMuckRock office at 617-299-1832.The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and thisrequest- is not being made for commercial purposes./In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me ofthe total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer therequest filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM ifnot.
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From: Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Stacey Shelby

Attached is your copy of the letter sent to the Attorney General's Office seeking to withdraw your request for information. Also, Attached, please find a response to your open records request, McKinney ID No. P3909.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact attorney Brian Narvaez at bnarvaez@bhlaw.net<mailto:bnarvaez@bhlaw.net>.

Thank you,

Stacey Shelby
Legal Secretary
Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
740 East Campbell Road, Suite 800
Richardson, Texas 75081
Main Phone: 214.747.6100
Direct Dial: 214.747.6123
Fax: 214.747.6111
www.bhlaw.net<http://www.bhlaw.net/>

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