Local level SAEC policies/data (Providence)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Providence Police Department of Providence, RI.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 17-364
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: City of Providence Public Records

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From: MuckRock

Hi! I'm wondering if you have any data on these parts of my 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: Crowell, Emily

Vanessa-

Following up on Request #17-364. All responsive document have been provided via the portal and you should have received the below message with your response. The City does not have any records responsive to the remainder of your request and you may wish to reach out to the Rhode Island Department of Health, which stores and processes SAEC kits.

Message included in records response below:

Records responsive to the portion of your request relating to policies and procedures concerning collection, preservation, security, and control of property and evidence (which would include SAEC kits) have been uploaded, unredacted.
There are no records responsive to the remainder of your request. You may wish to reach out to the Rhode Island Department of Health, which stores and processes SAEC kits, with your request.
In accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 38-2-8, you may wish to appeal this decision to the Chief Administrative Officer. In this instance, Steven M. Paré, Commissioner of Public Safety, fulfills that role. You also may wish to file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General or the Rhode Island Superior Court.

[cid:image001.png@01D30187.D3AB54B0]Emily Crowell
Director of Communications
Mayor's Office
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Street, Room 209
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401 421 7740 ext 5760 OFFICE
401 273 9510 FAX
ecrowell@providenceri.gov
www.providenceri.com

From: Vanessa Nason

Okay, thank you! I'll reach out to the Department of Health

From: Crowell, Emily

I have already responded to and since received a response WRT this request. Email chain attached here.

[cid:image001.png@01D3103D.878C1370]Emily Crowell
Director of Communications
Mayor’s Office
Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Street, Room 209
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401 421 7740 ext 5760 OFFICE
401 273 9510 FAX
ecrowell@providenceri.gov
www.providenceri.com

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