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Untested Rape Kits in Florida

Archivo-FSP via wikimedia

Governor Rick Scott announced last month he’s seeking $8.5 million dollars in the coming state’s fiscal budget to help address a backlog of some 11,000 untested rape kits in Florida. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently requested $35 million to hire more DNA analysts to provide workers the more competitive salaries they can receive in the private market. We’ll hear from law enforcement officers and advocates for a closer look at what’s behind the backlog and why some rape tests get tested while others do not.