Local level SAEC policies/data (Merced County, California)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Merced County Sheriff's Department of Merced County, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Merced County Sheriff's Department

Please see attached.

Thank you,

Stefanie
Stefanie Powell
Legal Assistant to Roger S. Matzkind and James E. Stone
Merced County Counsel
2222 M Street, Rm 309
Merced, CA 95340
Tel: 209-385-7564
Fax: 209-726-1337

Confidentiality Notice: This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged and/or confidential information only for use by the intended recipient(s). Any usage, distribution, copying or disclosure by any other person, other than the intended recipient is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil action and/or criminal penalties. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by reply email or by telephone and delete the transmission

From: Merced County Sheriff's Department

Please see attached.

Thank you,

Stefanie
Stefanie Powell
Legal Assistant to Roger S. Matzkind and James E. Stone
Merced County Counsel
2222 M Street, Rm 309
Merced, CA 95340
Tel: 209-385-7564
Fax: 209-726-1337

Confidentiality Notice: This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged and/or confidential information only for use by the intended recipient(s). Any usage, distribution, copying or disclosure by any other person, other than the intended recipient is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil action and/or criminal penalties. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by reply email or by telephone and delete the transmission

From: Merced County Sheriff's Department

Attached are the two letters dated March 15, 2018 and April 2, 2018, in response to your Public Records Act request. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,
Stefanie

Stefanie Powell
Legal Assistant to Roger S. Matzkind and James E. Stone
Merced County Counsel
2222 M Street, Rm 309
Merced, CA 95340
Tel: 209-385-7564
Fax: 209-726-1337

Confidentiality Notice: This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged and/or confidential information only for use by the intended recipient(s). Any usage, distribution, copying or disclosure by any other person, other than the intended recipient is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil action and/or criminal penalties. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by reply email or by telephone and delete the transmission

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