Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thousands of "Rape Kits" Sit In LAPD Deep Freeze

Thousands of envelopes of containing DNA, blood, and other evidence collected from rape victims sit in LAPD deep freeze lockers untested.
The envelopes, often referred to as "rape kits" by law enforcement, continue to pile up at the LAPD Piper Tech facility in downtown L.A. 
Staff and budget cutbacks have left many of the kits untested for years. Some critics say the backlog will never get caught up.
Read Christine Pelisek's story here, published in this week's L.A. Weekly.

Photos by Ted Soqui c 2009