Governor signs bill to eliminate rape kit backlog

That message: You matter. We care about you, and we will not forget what happened. More than 10,000 rape kits currently sit on the shelves of hospitals, or the state's crime lab. It can take a year for kits to be tested. But thanks to the new law, the backlog will be eliminated, and the wait time will go from months to weeks.
Published: 5:40 PM PDT April 23, 2019
Updated: 5:39 PM PDT April 23, 2019