Local level SAEC policies/data (Seattle)

Paxtyn Merten filed this request with the Seattle Police Department of Seattle, WA.
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P035991-121018

Est. Completion Feb. 1, 2019
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Payment Required

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From: Paxtyn Merten


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

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,

Paxtyn Merten

From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Paxtyn Merten:

Thank you for using the Seattle Police Public Records Request Center. (http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/records-request-center)

Your request was received on December 10, 2018 and the reference number is P035991-121018.

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From: Seattle Police Department

Dear Paxtyn Merten Thank you for your interest in the City of Seattle and for registering to use the Public Records Request Center (PRRC). The PRRC is designed to assist you in organizing and tracking the progress of your request(s), downloading records and even paying online.  You will still receive communications from the PRRC about your request here in your email account too. Your login ID is: requests@muckrock.com If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Customer Service Bureau at (206) 684-2489 (CITY) voice or (TTY) 7-1-1.
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From: Seattle Police Department

12/11/2018

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.


The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Assigned.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

From: Seattle Police Department

12/19/2018

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request.


The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you a status update.  Your request status is:  Being Researched/Reviewed.

If you have any questions, you may send messages using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.


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From: Seattle Police Department

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12/19/2018

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on December 10, 2018.
Pursuant to RCW 42.56.520, this is notification that the Seattle Police Department has received your public disclosure records request and needs additional time to respond.
At this time, we anticipate having a response or a status update to you on or about 02/01/2019.
We are initiating the process of researching your request, collecting responsive records, and/or preparing records for dissemination.
If you have any questions, call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Mon-Cheri Barnes
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit


SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

From: Seattle Police Department

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01/17/2019

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on December 10, 2018.
Based on your request for :

* 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:

* The hospital collects all rape kits and they report to the police department. There is no standard policies and procedures regarding sexual assault evidence collections. The Seattle Police Department uses the Title 7 Evidence and Property Manual.

* All standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

* There is no standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process. The Seattle Police Department uses the Title 7 Evidence & Property Manual.

* 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.

* Can you please clarify what you mean on status or ultimate disposition ? Do you meant a court disposition ?
* 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

* There is no policies and procedures regarding the collections, testing and use of SAEC kits. This law is in the Revised Code of Washington. Otherwise, part 3-4 and 6 will be processed and will be completed on or about 02/01/2019.
If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Mon-Cheri Barnes
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit


SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=S-2BehCBSDSzwVGewhY9Ftkex1NnfCMS7NsuXpbCcEGAH-2FYU41snC8emZsrnfZ4oCeHaK3yIWuMAD3mDpxGYIOdxRo9xcLTKbUiKTVrm7wvSo-3D_UvuLmnBX4DgV0MhA8mDmuAJYVPoQnAkUuu-2B3IrjzocO-2FXqLq4GmK77aAXi0ZwybMSZot4CKS82kU7z-2FStWAt0yHtyhk57Ge825utBTHP5GKQTV4773-2BJ6hY7azW4jetrhihmI1orLMzdj2w1pd8qeEPRL2hXJkBxvMGjrKFN6JuQyak8uHG-2FLhRtwtJDuos80deSAYuoXLhnbKJP2YtMQqULlZBYiklny4IqLMWZbIPvmtSdP1A1UJwMlLTcZ80SRcLzdC1q0-2FaUdS73Exw5YAuZqu0mO0WL3IxnFu95KWCxDskh-2FSMgVbZcHmdMdV7hA4Wnqtaljmy1lcx7ZPaHFYBo-2FF22W11-2FEwgAcZtZ4rOy77b0C-2BmIRLKlUKgdENYWE2FJe8Zoe6KVlPViqbmnKg-3D-3D)
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01/17/2019

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on December 10, 2018.
Based on your request for :

* 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:

* The hospital collects all rape kits and they report to the police department. There is no standard policies and procedures regarding sexual assault evidence collections. The Seattle Police Department uses the Title 7 Evidence and Property Manual.

* All standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

* There is no standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process. The Seattle Police Department uses the Title 7 Evidence & Property Manual.

* 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.

* Can you please clarify what you mean on status or ultimate disposition ? Do you meant a court disposition ?
* 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

* There is no policies and procedures regarding the collections, testing and use of SAEC kits. This law is in the Revised Code of Washington. Otherwise, part 3-4 and 6 will be processed and will be completed on or about 02/01/2019.
If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Mon-Cheri Barnes
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit


SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=S-2BehCBSDSzwVGewhY9Ftkex1NnfCMS7NsuXpbCcEGAH-2FYU41snC8emZsrnfZ4oCeHaK3yIWuMAD3mDpxGYIOdxRo9xcLTKbUiKTVrm7wvSo-3D_UvuLmnBX4DgV0MhA8mDmuAJYVPoQnAkUuu-2B3IrjzocO-2FXqLq4GmK77aAXi0ZwybMSZot4CKS82kU7z-2FStWAt0yHtyhk57Ge825utBTHP5GKQTV4773-2BJ6hY7azW4jetrhihmI1orLMzdj2w1pd8qeEPRL2hXJkBxvMGjrKFN6JuQyak8uHG-2FLhRtwtJDuos80deSAYuoXLhnbKJP2YtMQqULlZBYiklny4IqLMWZbIPvmtSdP1A1UJwMlLTcZ80SRcLzdC1q0-2FaUdS73Exw5YAuZqu0mO0WL3IxnFu95KWCxDskh-2FSMgVbZcHmdMdV7hA4Wnqtaljmy1lcx7ZPaHFYBo-2FF22W11-2FEwgAcZtZ4rOy77b0C-2BmIRLKlUKgdENYWE2FJe8Zoe6KVlPViqbmnKg-3D-3D)
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From: Seattle Police Department

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02/01/2019

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on December 10, 2018.
Based on your request for :

* the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed:


* According to the Sexual Assault Unit, currently there is 2290 kits that have been booked and still in evidence/lab.

* 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

* According to the Sexual Assault Unit, they have received results for 1044 kits. Currently, there is 1246 that we completed the paperwork on, but still waiting on results. But, these number change weekly/monthly due to new kits being logged and the lab sending us completed results paperwork.
Your next installment/status update will be completed on or about 03/08/2019
If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Mon-Cheri Barnes
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit



SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=S-2BehCBSDSzwVGewhY9Ftkex1NnfCMS7NsuXpbCcEGAH-2FYU41snC8emZsrnfZ4oCeHaK3yIWuMAD3mDpxGYIOdxRo9xcLTKbUiKTVrm7wvSo-3D_UvuLmnBX4DgV0MhA8mDmuAJYVPoQnAkUuu-2B3IrjzocO-2FXqLq4GmK77aAXi0ZwybMSZot4CKS82kU7z-2FStWAt0yHtyhk57Ge825utBTHP5GKQTV4773-2BJ6hY7azW4jetrhihmI1orLMzdj2w1pd8qeEPRL2hXJkBxvMGjrKFN6JuuCBFwjMP13abtJoYAXKt0Q977ZdZZ8w7NmFbzXKUNMWs8mNsDnoaDnY3RKVg19DxX2o9O8mk6rcWwpzQEmH5nPRJjOtKJv3X7P5dxFgfwZPipwcHrS5NfqOM7lQTLFRYEONv7xvvuWrAyYiuTQzzRnNipWEDFGYs0tUcXoB34AO4LXma7EO6JbGbom1t77SCMKQkCA-2Fjgqbtrn8Epn0QReE311LVn9EC6xtQMnF2cuw-3D-3D) Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

From: Seattle Police Department

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02/01/2019

Paxtyn Merten
requests@muckrock.com

RE:  Public Disclosure Request#: P035991-121018

Dear Paxtyn Merten,

This communication is in response to your public disclosure request received on December 10, 2018.
Based on your request for :

* the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed:


* According to the Sexual Assault Unit, currently there is 2290 kits that have been booked and still in evidence/lab.

* 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

* According to the Sexual Assault Unit, they have received results for 1044 kits. Currently, there is 1246 that we completed the paperwork on, but still waiting on results. But, these number change weekly/monthly due to new kits being logged and the lab sending us completed results paperwork.
Your next installment/status update will be completed on or about 03/08/2019
If you have any questions, you may send a message using the Police Records Request Center or call the Public Disclosure Desk at 206-684-5481.

Sincerely,
Mon-Cheri Barnes
Seattle Police Department
Public Disclosure Unit



SPD receives between 6000 and 7000 public records requests annually and is processing between 900 to 1000 open requests at a time. This may result in a slower than anticipated response to your request. Thank you for your patience.

As a reminder you can login at the Police Records Request Center where you can access Police online information, manage your profile, submit record requests, track your request status, receive and send messages, make payments, view frequently asked questions, and download your records. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=S-2BehCBSDSzwVGewhY9Ftkex1NnfCMS7NsuXpbCcEGAH-2FYU41snC8emZsrnfZ4oCeHaK3yIWuMAD3mDpxGYIOdxRo9xcLTKbUiKTVrm7wvSo-3D_UvuLmnBX4DgV0MhA8mDmuAJYVPoQnAkUuu-2B3IrjzocO-2FXqLq4GmK77aAXi0ZwybMSZot4CKS82kU7z-2FStWAt0yHtyhk57Ge825utBTHP5GKQTV4773-2BJ6hY7azW4jetrhihmI1orLMzdj2w1pd8qeEPRL2hXJkBxvMGjrKFN6JuuCBFwjMP13abtJoYAXKt0Q977ZdZZ8w7NmFbzXKUNMWs8mNsDnoaDnY3RKVg19DxX2o9O8mk6rcWwpzQEmH5nPRJjOtKJv3X7P5dxFgfwZPipwcHrS5NfqOM7lQTLFRYEONv7xvvuWrAyYiuTQzzRnNipWEDFGYs0tUcXoB34AO4LXma7EO6JbGbom1t77SCMKQkCA-2Fjgqbtrn8Epn0QReE311LVn9EC6xtQMnF2cuw-3D-3D) Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your E-mail contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center E-mails to your Inbox.

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From: Seattle Police Department

This email is in further response to your public disclosure records request P035991-121018. The Seattle Police Department has records ready to be released pending payment.
You have 30 days from today’s date to pay for your records. If the City does not receive your payment within this time period, your request will be considered abandoned, and you will need to submit a new request.
Instructions to make the payment: Access the Police Public Records Request center (link below). Navigate to 'My Records Request Center.' Navigate to 'View My Requests.' Find the request referenced in this email (reference number above). Select 'View Invoices' button. Opens a pop-up window showing your invoice. Click on the invoice and then the 'Pay Now' button. Continue processing your payment (credit card or bank withdrawal). Select 'Done.' Once the payment process is done, you are returned to the Public Records Request Center. After your payment is successful you will receive an email from our payments center. After we receive your payment through the Police Records Request Center Secure Payments, the Public Disclosure Unit will release your records within one to two business days and send you a notice with instructions on how to download the records. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=S-2BehCBSDSzwVGewhY9Ftkex1NnfCMS7NsuXpbCcEGAH-2FYU41snC8emZsrnfZ4oCeHaK3yIWuMAD3mDpxGYIOdxRo9xcLTKbUiKTVrm7wvSo-3D_UvuLmnBX4DgV0MhA8mDmuAJYVPoQnAkUuu-2B3IrjzocO-2FXqLq4GmK77aAXi0ZwybMSZot4CKS82kU7z-2FStWAt0yHtyhk57Ge825utBTHP5GK-2Fgg0Z1XAUz0xCnCSlM-2Fl7TOQM-2BkJoyOtIac4mGnqc53Igb8Mfd0dSGpyGsAwRaXSLqUlu9BhkbA3wRALb6O5zEHA-2FvpmSAM6zgUx0RjgttX-2BX6cccVB2tUvusST1qKlAE2vDGyqxgjZPl3rvxeJERW0-2FV200cejapJUzW2u0vqk-2Byq7YbNggTo2lOsOwkVsl237KXoU6l4E0TZ9YTVKY74bsaCZipDy6nBbTq1B9jZh9nz0TSo24wnx30IDrNZLpV0d8-2FItswgrvetyfhKGHiuNuWxITBR9t6lH5a-2Fows9A-3D-3D) Please add seattle@mycusthelp.net to your email contacts/address book to ensure delivery of the record center emails to your inbox. (mailto:seattle@mycusthelp.net)
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