Around 8,700 untested rape kits were found in Detroit in 2009, including some dating back to the 1980s.
Chronic understaffing and police attitudes toward victims contributed to thousands of rape kits going untested for years in Detroit …
Unprocessed sexual assault kits discovered in a Flint police department evidence room are being examined with help from a TV show, police said.
“This is about all violent crime in southeastern Michigan,” says Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
A new year means new laws.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy was at the announcement in New York and said she has been working tirelessly to find money to help with the backlog.
“Too many victims have been waiting too long for justice they deserve,” the governor said.
The law is a result of the 2009 discovery of more than 11,000 untested sexual assault kits recovered from a Detroit police storage facility.
When 11,000 untested rape kits were discovered in Detroit in 2009, Michigan officials faced two major questions going forward…
The bill approved Thursday comes in response to a backlog of roughly 11,000 rape kits discovered in Detroit in 2009.