Texas Governor Abbott Signs Rape Kit Backlog Bill In Dallas: 'It Means Doing What Needs To Be Done'Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill aimed at eliminating the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott Coming To Dallas To Sign Bills To Combat Human Trafficking, Eliminate Rape Kit BacklogGovernor Abbott will sign five bills passed by the Texas Legislature during the session that ended last week.
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.
Texas Mulls Asking Drivers To Help It Clear Rape BacklogTexas is considering asking drivers to help it clear its huge backlog of untested rape kits, a novel approach that has been well received by cost-conscious Republican lawmakers and one that other states might consider.
Dallas DA Doubles Sex Assault Unit To Handle Influx Of Cold CasesThe Dallas Police Department, using a federal grant, will have 65 kits tested each week.
Dallas To Process Thousands Of Backlogged Rape KitsIn anticipation of hundreds of new sexual assault cold cases, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office is doubling its sexual assault unit.