Tuesday, June 12, 2018
KCPD TALKS RAPE KIT WAITING GAME!!!
Tonight, an important denial and a bit of explanation for this ongoing criminal justice crisis that threatens local women more than any #MeToo social media slapfight.
41 Action News: KCPD crime lab director addresses rape kit backlog
On Tuesday, Linda Netzel, the director of KCPD's crime lab, addressed a preliminary report from an audit Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley conducted that indicates there are nearly 5,000 untested rape kits across the state.
"But my peers have reported anywhere from zero kits in backlog to 200 kits in backlog, so where the remaining thousands are coming from has to be from the agencies in their storage facilities," Netzel said.
The report showed the longest average turnaround time for rape kits was 211 days at KCPD's crime lab.
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