Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

Clear the Backlog!

sexual assault kitsOn December 21st, while most of us were getting ready for Christmas vacation, a Memphis lawyer was bringing a class action lawsuit against the city of Memphis for the Memphis Police Department’s (MPD) failure to test DNA kits collected from victims of sexual assault. The plaintiff, identified as Jane Doe, was a victim who submitted a sexual assault evidence kit at the Rape Crisis Center in 2001, only to find out years later that it had never been tested.