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August 20, 2013

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Grant allows Tenn. police to screen rape kits

By Jeff Beimfohr
localmemphis.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dating back years—even decades—there are thousands of unscreened sexual assault kits in Memphis and Shelby County.

Many of those kits have been sitting since the 1980’s; now, thanks to a $500,000 grant—the arduous process of screening all those kits can begin.

The reason given most frequently for the backlog— is lack of funding. 

Full Story: MPD Receives $500,000 to Screen Rape Kits