Report 2014-109 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2014-109: Sexual Assault Evidence Kits: Although Testing All Kits Could Benefit Sexual Assault Investigations, the Extent of the Benefits Is Unknown (Release Date: October 2014)

Recommendation #1 To: Oakland Police Department

To ensure that sexual assault evidence kits are not overlooked and the reason why they are not sent for analysis is clear, by December 1, 2014, the Oakland Police Department should adopt a policy that requires investigators to document the reason they do not submit a request for sexual assault evidence kit analysis to a crime lab.

60-Day Agency Response

OPD has implemented policy requiring investigators to document the reason they do not submit a request for a sexual assault evidence kit analysis. All relevant personnel have been trained in the aforementioned policy as codified in OPD Training Bulletins IV-C and IV-E.

  • Completion Date: September 2014
  • Response Date: December 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2014-109

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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