Report 2014-109 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: Oakland Police Department

To ensure that it maximizes the amount of time available for prosecuting sexual offenses, by December 1, 2014, the Oakland Police Department should formalize in a policy document its new practice of analyzing sexual assault evidence kits within two weeks of the department receiving the kits into evidence, and it should continue to implement that policy.

60-Day Agency Response

OPD has formalized its policy of analyzing sexual assault evidence kits within two weeks of the department receiving the kits into evidence as codified in the Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory Operations and Quality Assurance Manual.

  • Completion Date: August 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.