SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The backlog of untested rape kits is growing in Utah even after state lawmakers passed a law in 2017 to address the issue, in part because of a lack of funding to hire an adequate number of technicians.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Legislation that would enact a bill of rights for sexual assault survivors faced some concerns from public defenders and law enforcement during a hearing before its first legislative panel.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is awarding $2.7 million to Las Vegas police to continue to pay for testing a backlog of thousands of sexual assault evidence kits, including some that went untested for up to 30 years.
Utah crime lab officials are feeling optimistic as they work to speed up the time it takes to process sexual assault evidence kits, after lawmakers approved a measure last month that sends more than $1 million to go toward this effort.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have agreed to allocate almost $3.7 million to test 7,500 sexual assault evidence kits languishing in police vaults around the state, including some in Las Vegas dating back 30 years.
Nevada lawmakers are being asked to allocate almost $3.7 million toward testing more than 7,500 sexual assault evidence kits languishing in police vaults around the state, including some in Las Vegas dating back 30 years.