Owed DNA from registered sex offenders already producing ‘hits’ in Washington
Author: Natalie Swaby
SEATTLE — The effort to end the rape kit backlog has been a focus for Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, whose office runs the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.
Eight years ago, Washington had more than 10,000 untested rape kits.
“We had a number of kits sitting on shelves for a number of reasons,” state Representative Tina Orwall said in March.
Lawmakers like Orwall pushed for change, and progress has been made with thousands of kits tested, but there is still plenty of work to do.
“There is another problem that’s related, which