The Detroit kits that have been tested show DNA connections to other cases or individuals in 35 states and Washington D.C.
More than 2,000 DNA matches have been made, including 456 suspected serial rapists.
“Our duty is to get rapists off our streets and deliver the justice victims are owed.”
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.