Davis to Law Enforcement: Report Rape Kit Backlog

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, and the Department of Public Safety are sending a reminder message to Texas law enforcement agencies: They must follow a new state law requiring them to report their backlog of untested rape kits. 

Under SB 1636, which Davis authored last session, law enforcement agencies were supposed to report by October a list of criminal cases for which they didn't have the resources to test sexual assault evidence. Some of them have not done so. 

In a memo sent to law enforcement agencies on Tuesday, Davis urged them to comply, saying it was necessary ...

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