Lawsuit Filed Against Houston Officials For Rape Kit BacklogThe class action represents about 6,000 women and several hundred minors who say in a complaint they were harmed when the Houston Police Department failed to submit their rape to a crime lab.
Final Texas House Vote On Bill To Crowdfund Rape Kit TestingMembers of the Texas House could give final approval today to a measure that would help fund more testing of evidence in sexual assault cases. For years there has been a massive backlog in getting rape kits tested in cities across the state.
Cornyn Pushes Bill To Eliminate Rape Kit BacklogA Fort Worth science center may play a major role in reducing the huge backlog of untested rape kits… that is if legislation introduced by a Texas senator is approved.
Texas Victims Hope For Justice Amid Rape Kit BacklogTexas rape victims offer support to women fighting for the testing of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits. According to some estimates, between 180,000 and 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationwide, despite DNA technology that can swiftly link rapists to crimes.