Stories tagged: rape kits
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to eliminate a backlog of about 10,000 untested rape kits by December 2021.
Fri., March 22, 2019
Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation requiring sexual assault and rape kits to be tested with limited exceptions.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
House panel considers sexual assault legislation.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
The attorney general’s office says there are 6,460 sexual assault kits that have not yet been submitted for lab testing by law enforcement agencies in Washington state.
Mon., May 21, 2018
Significant progress has been made in working through Idaho’s backlog of rape kits, but several unsubmitted kits remain unprocessed, the head of the state crime lab said.
Sun., May 20, 2018
The State Police, along with the FBI, are tasked with testing DNA results from rape kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies across the state. ISP worked through 316 backlogged …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
Significant progress has been made on clearing Idaho’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits, but the lab still is not meeting a mandate to conduct tests within an average of …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
Idaho law enforcement agencies are continuing to work through a backlog of untested rape kits in the wake of a law requiring that all rape kits undergo testing, a process …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018
She was surprised, earlier this year, when she got a call from the initial investigating officer, John Somerindyke, who apologized for how she was treated and for something that Veronica …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Washington state will receive $3 million in federal grant funding to help get through a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits and create a team to investigate the sexual …
Mon., July 10, 2017
The state Attorney General’s Office has the green light from the federal government to begin testing hundreds of rape kits that had been sitting untouched in evidence lockers across the …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
The experiences of other states show that it is beneficial to test all kits. Doing so has helped authorities nab serial rapists – some of whom claimed “consensual sex” – …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
A new state audit of the evidence collected in Idaho’s sexual assault investigations shows that law enforcement officials didn’t submit nearly half of the rape kits to be tested.
Tue., April 7, 2015
OLYMPIA – Lawmakers are considering ways to clear a statewide backlog of nearly 6,000 untested rape kits containing DNA evidence that could put repeat sexual offenders behind bars or exonerate …