Local level SAEC policies/data (Shreveport)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Shreveport Police Department of Shreveport, LA.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the the Louisiana 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Shreveport Police Department

Ms Nason,

I'm Corporal Angie Willhite with the Shreveport Police Department. I've been made aware of a request that you sent dated May 16, 2017.

Please see the attached invoice. I've provided you with a copy of our general order pertaining to the handling of sexual assault kits and Louisiana Revised Statute 15:623.

The information you requested will take a significant amount of man hours to complete. The invoice attached will only cover the research to populate the number of kits and their associated report numbers. After we receive that information an investigator will have to read each report and extract the other requested information.

Payment is due in advance. Please let us know how you wish to proceed.

On May 16, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Louisiana 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 Please refer to the attached general order SPD 502.01 that I've included.
* 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 Please refer to the attached general order SPD 502.01 that I've included. I've also included the Louisiana state law pertaining to handling of sexual assault kits.
* 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 We have not been audited. We are in full compliance with 15:623
* all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC No

Corporal Angie Willhite
Public Information Officer
Crime Stoppers Coordinator
Shreveport Police Department
1234 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana
318-673-6915 (Office)
318-455-3116 (Mobile)

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