- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A resolution passed unanimously by the San Francisco Police Commission will require the city’s police department to submit regular public reports regarding the agency’s collection and analysis of rape kits.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1NmosY0 ) Thursday that the police chief will be required to submit and post reports on the department website in the first and third quarter of each year.

The department will be required to meet deadlines recommended by the state Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, which calls for law enforcement agencies to submit forensic evidence to a crime laboratory within five days of collecting it. The lab must process the results in 120 days.

The resolution came after the department was criticized for its backlog of unprocessed rape kits.

Rape kits are the compiled evidence taken from victims who report being sexually assaulted.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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