Justice Officials: Schimel and DOJ Solving 20-Year Rape Kit Problem In 3 Years

MADISON – There’s been a lot of finger-pointing in the story of Wisconsin’s long untested rape kits.
No doubt there have been failures in a system that for decades allowed thousands of rape kits to pile up in law enforcement evidence shelves and hospital storage rooms.
The thousands of backlogged rape kits – sexual assault forensic exams used to preserve DNA evidence that could lead to the arrest and conviction of an offender – extend as far back as the 1980s.
But in a fever-pitch election year the mainstream media and the Democratic Party political machine have focused much of their fire on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, a Republican, and his Department of Justice.