Rape Kit Reporting Bill Fails In State SenateA bill to strengthen rape kit reporting requirements for police departments has failed to advance in the California Senate.
Local Police Departments To Get Federal Funds For Rape Kit TestsCongressman Mike Honda announced that the upcoming federal budget will include $45 million to help law enforcement chip away at the national backlog in testing rape kits.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape KitsLast week, Chief Suhr said the department didn’t have the resources to get it done, saying the crime lab was already “maxed out.”
Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay LawmakerAn 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.
Alameda County Receives Grant To Reduce Rape Kit BacklogThe 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.