Rape Kits

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape Kits

Last week, Chief Suhr said the department didn’t have the resources to get it done, saying the crime lab was already “maxed out.”

06/10/2015

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Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay Lawmaker

An unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.

01/21/2014

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Alameda County Receives Grant To Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it has received a $1.5 million grant to reduce its backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.

03/27/2013