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
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.