Rape Kit Tracking Finally Gets House Approval


Rep. Billy Richardson, D-Cumberland, had planned to propose an amendment that would include $2 million to test hundreds of rape kits sitting in evidence lockers at police departments and sheriff's offices across North Carolina.

"We hiding behind procedure," Richardson said. "We don't have the guts to stand up and push a button up or down, right or wrong."

An audit by the State Crime Lab determined in February that more than 15,000 rape kits statewide have never been tested.

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