The Montana Department of Justice is working to find storage and test nearly 1,400 rape kits.

The MSU Voice Center wanted to get the word out that although there is a backlog of rape kits, action is being taken to resolve the issue April 5, 2017BOZEMAN - Wednesday at Montana State University, the Voice Center presented the efforts being made across the state to end the rape kit backlog.The MSU Voice Center wanted to get the word...
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Montana gets $2M federal grant for untested rape kits

Enter Headline here September 29, 2016HELENA – Montana will test 1,400 rape kits dating back to 1995 that weren't submitted to the state's crime lab by local law enforcement authorities, Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday. The state also will add personnel to track the kits, counsel victims and investigate when DNA from the kits res...
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Billings Police employee charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker

2016-04-15_charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker_01Billings Gazette, billingsgazette.com BYLINE: ASHLEY NERBOVIG, Billings, MT Coby James Lewis, 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor theft. Gazette Staff A former Billings Police Depart...
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Gazette opinion: The good, bad and ugly of the state crime lab cases

2016-03-17_good bad ugly state crime lab cases_01THE BILLINGS GAZETTE, billingsgazette.com BYLINE: THE BILLINGS GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARD Billings, MT The autopy room at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula, Montana photographed in October 2015.KURT WILSON, Missoulian A continuing investigation at the state crime lab...
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