Local level SAEC policies/data (Santa Ana, California)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Santa Ana Police Department of Santa Ana, CA.

It is a clone of this request.



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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Vanessa Nason

From: Lopez, Kenia


We are in receipt of your Public Records Request. Your request will be processed in compliance with the Public Records Act (California Gov. Code §6250 et seq.).

The Clerk’s Office will forward to appropriate department for processing and will contact you within 10 calendar days from the date the request is received.

Clerk of the Council Office,
City of Santa Ana

From: Carroll, Robert

Ms. Nason,

We are gathering the records you requested, but need a little more time. Please see attached.

Robert J. Carroll
Police Administrative Manager
Santa Ana Police Department
(714) 245-8135

From: Martinez, Leo

Ms. Nason,

Per your request please find the attached.

Thank you,

Leo Martinez
Management Aide
Santa Ana Police Department
(714) 245-8405