Statement from State Representative Fred Durhal (D-Detroit) on House approval of House Bill 5445 concerning law enforcement handling of rape kits:
“I was glad to co-sponsor and see the House approve House Bill 5445, which creates a procedure and a timeline for law enforcement handling of rape kits. More than 10,000 untested rape kits were discovered in 2008 after the closure of the Detroit Police Department crime lab. That meant that far too many sexual assault victims were denied their day in court, and far too many predators were left on our streets. This legislation is a good step toward creating a process and standards in our laws for the testing of these kits in a timely fashion. Sexual assault victims will know that there will be a better chance that their victimizer will be caught and stopped from harming others.”
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