DA loses $2M in grant funds for rape kit backlog when SFPD won’t sign on

Evidence KitThe grants were each worth $2 million. The first grant deadline was May 7, and the second was June 1. The funding would have gone to clearing the backlog for rape kits collected before 2003. But the District Attorney’s Office, which was seeking the funding, could not apply for either because the Police Department’s participation was a requirement.