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Police miss deadline on rape kits

  • “We were just kind of left out, which was distressing to me because I think it is an issue of community accountability and I really think the community should be at the table.”

    Cathy Betts

    Executive director, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women

All four of Hawaii’s county police departments have failed to comply with a Sept. 1 statutory deadline requiring them to report to the attorney general’s office the number of untested rape kits they have in storage and the dates the forensic evidence was collected from alleged victims of sexual assault. Read more

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