Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bill Aims at Reducing Rape Kit Backlog

State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner is pushing a measure to deal with a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits held by local law enforcement agencies. She wants to give police and sheriffs departments a deadline for sending rape kits to crime labs, with another deadline for those labs to test rape kits and up-load results to a national DNA database. Christopher Martinez reports.