Sex assault evidence kits all tested now, DOJ says

Posted at 2:30 p.m. on November 20, 2019 Sexual assault kits all tested now DOJ says The Brillion News MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Wednesday, November 20, that testing is complete for all sexual assault kits designated for testing in the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI). That was intended to end the backlog of testing ot evidence taken in sexual assault investigations, but never actually tested in laboratories. Additional data has been updated and added to wisaki.doj.wi.gov including new prosecution progress details. Kaul also announced that Wisconsin was awarded $1,839,118 from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance to continue the investigation and prosecution of SAKI cases and to fund a statewide kit tracking system. “These additional grant funds will support our ongoing efforts to get justice for survivors whose sexual assault kits weren’t tested prior to the SAKI project,” Kaul said. This is brief version of a comprehensive story to appear in the Nov. 28 print edition of THE BRILLION NEWS.

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