Standardized rape kits good idea

Standardizing the rape kits would reduce the chance of contamination and make for a faster and more efficient process, she said. Enter Article DATE HEREAll rape kits are not created equal.There are multiple vendors. Some law enforcement agencies buy them off the shelf. Some of the larger departments have manufacturers customize the...
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Page PD Tests New Burn Barrel

This unit has the potential to save the police department thousands of dollars that would have been spent to dispose of this evidence using other methods. April 14, 2017The Page Police Department tried out its new 'burn barrel' for the first time this week.The barrel is used to dispose of evidence and other property stored in our eviden...
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Crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases, DA's office says

The review of 88 cases done by the officer determined that 65 had incomplete documentation, 32 had administrative errors and in eight cases, evidence had been misplaced. April 12, 2017HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer working as a crime-scene investigator made errors in 65 cases dating back to October 2015, according to a scath...
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Texas may ask drivers to help clear rape kit backlog

Texas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a novel approach that has been well received by cost-conscious Republican lawmakers and one that other states might consider April 5, 2017AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape...
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