Los Angeles Police Fail to Use Funds to Test Rape Kits

(Los Angeles, October 20, 2008) -- The Los Angeles Police Department should make it a priority to reduce its huge backlog in testing evidence in rape cases, Human Rights Watch said today after release of an audit that shows the number of untested rape kits continues to grow despite nearly $4 million in federal grants the LAPD has received for that purpose.
 
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