Washington State Attorney General's Office SAKI Team
SAKI Team Supervisor Laura Twitchell
Managing Assistant Attorney General Laura Twitchell is the SAKI Team Supervisor. She has been with the Attorney General’s Office since August of 2021. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for just under 20 years. While there, she prosecuted all variety of cases, including but not limited to violent and nonviolent felonies, homicides, and sexual assaults. She also managed several units and supervised prosecutors, staff, and victim advocates in various capacities.
Assistant Attorney General Kate Hemann
Kate is an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Division and is the site coordinator for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant. Kate has been a prosecutor since 2007. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she was a prosecutor in New York where she specialized in sexual assault and special victims cases.
Senior Investigator Glenn Bartlett
Glenn joined the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in 2021 as a Senior Investigator assigned to the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative project. Glenn retired from the Spokane Police Department after 27 years of service. Glenn supervised the Major Crimes and Sexually Assault Units, including supervisor of the Sexual Assault Unit during the time the Department inventoried every sexual assault kit in its possession. Glenn held many investigative positions during his career, including collision reconstruction, property crimes, serious assaults, sexual assaults and investigative supervisor. He assisted in the training of new sexual assault investigators and was an instructor for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for over 10 years.
Senior Investigator Louise Nist
Louise joined the Attorney General’s Office in June 2021 as a Senior Investigator/Analyst assigned to the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative project. Louise retired from Tacoma Police Department in 2017 after 20 years of service. Louise spent 13 years working in the Criminal Investigations Division where she investigated financial crimes, child abuse, homicides and missing persons. Louise was a member of the Child Abduction Response Team from 2012 until she retired. She retired in 2017 after spending her final 8 years as a homicide detective. Outside of her professional life, Louise has spent 35 years on genealogical research.
Violent Crime Information Analyst Nicolette DuBois
Nicolette joined the Washington State Attorney General's Office in 2021 as a Violent Crime Criminal Information Analyst assigned to the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative project. Nicolette came to the Attorney General's Office from Colorado where she worked as a Crime Analyst for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office as part of the Criminal Intelligence Unit as well as the Detention Investigations Team. She is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts.
Investigator Simone Grant
Simone Grant joined the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in 2020 as an Investigator assigned to the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative project. Simone joined the AGO after years with the City of Tacoma Police Department as a uniformed Police Patrol Officer responding to crimes including sex crimes, child abuse, missing persons and homicides. She is currently keeping pace with new legislation and is involved in tracking kits and developing accountability per legislative requirements.