Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Government

Assemblymember Skinner to Introduce Rape Kit Backlog Bill

See also

On Tuesday, in Oakland, California 15th Assembly District representative Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is expected to introduce a bill to deal with the backlog of untested rape kits.

Skinner's office says the legislator has worked with the Alameda County District Attorney's office, Natasha's Justice Project and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault to author AB 1517 which outlines time frames for California law enforcement agencies and forensic labs to process forensic evidence collected from sexual assaults.

In June of 2011, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley established a partnership with local law enforcement labs and every law enforcement agency in the county to systematically audit all evidence rooms for untested rape kits. The exercise turned up more than 1,900 untested rape kits in Alameda County alone.

The goal of AB 1517 is to reduce the backlog of untested kits statewide.

Advertisement

News

  • Sterling loses Clippers
    Donald Sterling loses big in court with no option for an appeal
    Video
    Video
  • Russia violating arms treaty?
    Russia is testing a long-range missile which violates an INF arms treaty
    World News
  • Ebola outbreak
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has proven to be quite difficult to contain
    Health News
  • Virginia same-sex marriage
    The ban on same-sex marriage is ruled unconstitutional in Virginia
    US News
  • Abigail Hernandez suspect
    A suspect is in police custody for the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez
    Crime
  • Bachelorette finale
    'The Bachelorette' is in the books, which lucky guy got Andi's final rose?
    TV