Local level SAEC polices/data (Tacoma, Washington)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Tacoma Police Department of Tacoma, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

18-13948

Status
Completed

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From: Tacoma Police Department

Dear Ms. Nason,

I am in receipt of your request for the documents noted below, which has been assigned the above request number and routed to the appropriate department for review and compilation of documents. It is anticipated that any responsive documents should be available by April 26, 2018. To the extent possible, records will be sent to you electronically via this email address.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Regards,

Lisa Anderson
Public Disclosure Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5188

From: Tacoma Police Department

Ms. Nason,

I have not received any responsive records to your request at this time. As indicated in my email dated March 23, 2018, it is anticipated records should be available by April 26, 2018.
Regards,

Lisa Anderson
Public Disclosure Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5188

From: Tacoma Police Department

Ms. Nason,

In response to your public disclosure request 18-13948, attached are responsive records. Please note: a portion of these records have been redacted pursuant to the attached exemption log.

This request is now closed. However, if you believe there are other records responsive, or this does not meet the scope of your request, please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Regards,

Lisa Anderson
Public Disclosure Assistant
City of Tacoma
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5188

From: Tacoma Police Department

Anderson, Lisa would like to recall the message, "Public Disclosure Request 18-13948 Muckrock News".

From: Tacoma Police Department

Anderson, Lisa would like to recall the message, "Public Disclosure Request 18-13948 Muckrock News".

From: Tacoma Police Department

Ms. Nason,

Please contact me at your earliest convenience regarding responsive records that have been provided to you.

Thank you,

Lisa Anderson
Public Disclosure Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5188

From: Tacoma Police Department

Ms. Nason/Ms. Russell,

This email is to confirm our conversation that records responsive to your public disclosure request 18-13948 have been taken down from your website. I have visited your website and do not see any records. Please confirm by email response, these records have been removed.

Thank you again for your cooperation and understanding.
Regards,

Lisa Anderson
Public Disclosure Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5188

From: Tacoma Police Department

Ms. Nason,

You recently received a response to your public records request related to Local Level SAEC policies and data from the City of Tacoma. After the release was made, it was determined you received an un-redacted copy of the SAK3CaseLog inadvertently. More specifically, the information you received contained sexual assault victims names, which are exempt from public disclosure.

I am asking for your assistance to ensure that you have a properly redacted set of documents. I also ask that you replace and/or destroy the un-redacted set of records. Please see attached set of redacted records, including privilege log.

I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. This request is now considered closed.
Regards,

Lisa Anderson
Public Disclosure Assistant
City Clerk’s Office
733 Market Street, Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5188

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