Sheriff catches up with rape kit testing backlog

The L.A. County sheriff's department, under fire since 2008 for having more than 4,000 untested rape evidence kits, says it now has sent its entire backlog of kits out for testing. "I can remember a time when we couldn’t even get them to acknowledge there was a backlog,” said Sarah Tofte, the Human Rights Watch researcher whose request for records put the spotlight on the department.

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