untested rape kits

Senate To Take Up Medical Marijuana, 'Pastor Protection'

Feb 22, 2016
Samples of medical marijuana shown on display
Wikimedia Commons

The full Senate is slated Tuesday to take up a bill that would allow patients with terminal illnesses to have access to medical marijuana.

A measure to help Florida get rid of its backlog of thousands of untested rape kits passed its first Senate panel Monday.

Negron Questions FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits

Jan 14, 2016
National Institute of Health

The powerful chairman of a Senate committee that oversees the criminal-justice budget said Wednesday that Florida's backlog of thousands of untested rape kits is one of his top priorities.

State: Florida Has Backlog Of 13,000-Plus Untested Rape Kits

Jan 4, 2016
National Institute of Health

Florida has a backlog of more than 13,000 rape kits that have not been tested or submitted for processing, and managing them could cost the state tens of millions of dollars and take several years, according to a report released Monday.

AP

Nearly 11,000 rape kits have not been tested in Florida, according to statistics released by the state Tuesday, mirroring backlogs at law enforcement agencies nationwide because of a lack of funding.

In 1994, Kellie Greene was the victim of a rape. Three years later, thanks to DNA evidence, police found the perpetrator who was sentenced to 25 years in prison.