CMPD Working Through Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

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CHARLOTTE, NC — CMPD says it is working on a backlog of untested rape kits, but says the numbers are not as bad as they appear.

A report shows 1,000 kits collected over the past decade have not been processed for a DNA match to a suspect.  CMPD says most are from closed cases.  Only 350 are part of ongoing investigations.

“Safe to say at this point that we still have work to do, and we’re going to keep working until we get it finished,” said CMPD Captain Cecil Brisbon.

CMPD does not have a timeline for processing those 350 untested kits.