- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

Officials announced Thursday that an estimated 70,000 unexamined rape kits sitting in laboratories and evidence collection rooms across the country will be tested with a combined $79 million in federal and New York City funds. The grants, secured with $41 million in federal funds and $38 million from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, will go to 43 jurisdictions in 27 states.

Below are some of the recipients:


The state’s crime lab will receive $97,121 to test 1,513 kits.



The Alameda County district attorney’s office will receive $835,830 to test 1,075 kits.

The Contra Costa county district attorney’s office will receive $1,841,535 to test 2,400 kits.

The Riverside police department will receive $433,800 to test 650 kits.

The state’s bureau of forensic services’ DNA laboratory will get $1,606,239 to test 2,000 kits.



The state police will get $2 million to test 3,630 kits.

The city of Flint police department will get $163,590 to test 246 kits.

The Wayne County prosecuting attorney’s office will get $1,999,109.



The state attorney general’s crime lab division will receive $341,667 to test 500 kits.



The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office will get $254,437 to test 400 kits.

The Philadelphia police department will get $419,788 to test 600 kits.



The state’s police forensic laboratory will get $1,763,281 to test 2,400 kits.



Federal fund recipients: www.bja.gov/SAKI

Recipients funded via the Manhattan district attorney’s office: https://bit.ly/1Q4wYr5

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