Local level SAEC polices/data (Omaha Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Omaha Police Department of Omaha, NE.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), 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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Ofcr Michael Pecha (OPD)

We have received your request and forwarded it to the appropriate personnel.

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<http://police.cityofomaha.org/>

Officer Michael Pecha | Omaha Police Department

Public Information Office 505 South 15th Street

Office: (402) 444-5867 Omaha, Ne 68102

Mobile: (402) 690-5425

From: Bernard in den Bosch (Law)

*Bernard J. in den BoschDeputy City AttorneyCity of Omaha - Law
Department1819 Farnam Street, Suite 804Omaha, NE 68183Telephone: (402)
444-5022Facsimile: (402) 444-5125*
*E-Mail: *bernard.bosch@cityofomaha.org

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From: Ofcr Phillip Anson (OPD)

Beryl Lipton, has anyone got back to you on your request as of yet?

Phil

Ofc Phil Anson | Omaha Police Public Information Office

Phone: 402-444-5867 505 South 15th Street

Mobile: 402-679-3142 Omaha NE 68102
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From: Ofcr Michael Pecha (OPD)

Deputy City Attorney Bernard in den Bosch provided a response to this
request on April 27th.

The exact same request was submitted to us from multiple individuals with
MuckRock, which may be the cause for some confusion. If you need me to
forward on the response from April 27th please let me know.

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Officer Michael Pecha | Omaha Police Department

Public Information Office 505 South 15th Street

Office: (402) 444-5867 Omaha, Ne 68102

Mobile: (402) 690-5425

From: Vanessa Nason

Hi,

Thank you! I was wondering if you have data on rapes not cleared by arrest as well?

From: Ofcr Michael Pecha (OPD)

We do not track the number of sexual assaults that are not cleared. We are
in the process of getting our stats up on our web site sometime in the near
future, and stats on the total number of reported rapes will be included in
those stats.

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<http://police.cityofomaha.org/>

Officer Michael Pecha | Omaha Police Department

Public Information Office 505 South 15th Street

Office: (402) 444-5867 Omaha, Ne 68102

Mobile: (402) 690-5425

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