Last month, Jeff blogged about the backlog of rape kits in North Carolina and other jurisdictions across the country. At the time of his post, there wasn’t a great deal of information available about the magnitude of the backlog in North Carolina, but Jeff noted that a 2017 law required law enforcement agencies to inventory their kits and report their findings to the State Crime Laboratory. The Associated Press reported this week that the results of that process show that North Carolina has more than 15,000 untested kits. At a press conference, Attorney General Josh Stein made proposals for testing the kits and tracking the status of kits collected in the future. Keep reading for more news.