State auditor: Policy problems, officers’ decisions slow rape kit tests

In the audit, Keller said, his staff found 80 different policies and procedures on sexual assault investigations in the state's 130 police agencies. August 19, 2016 he New Mexican ALBUQUERQUE — State Auditor Tim Keller on Thursday told a panel of lawmakers that officers' discretion and the lack of structured policies on sexual assault investigation...
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Over 4,000 DNA Matches in Tested Rape Kits

The DNA matches to the Combined DNA Index System were recovered from over 11,000 previously untested rape kits July 7, 2016 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that DNA testing done as part of his Sexual Assault Testing Initiative has resulted in over 4,000 matches of previous offenders already in the system. The DNA matc...
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Law enforcement agencies across Arizona are digging up untested sexual assault kits under new efforts driven largely by Gov. Doug Ducey

The latest count of untested kits reveals Maricopa County alone has at least 4,000. June 21, 2016 PHOENIX — Law enforcement agencies across Arizona are sifting through evidence lockers looking for every last untested sexual assault kit under new efforts driven largely by Gov. Doug Ducey. It's part of a push across the country to cut the backlog of ...
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