The Herald Sun reported this week that Durham and several other cities across the state are moving previously untested rape kits into the evidence analysis process in an effort to clear North Carolina’s significant backlog of untested kits. Asheville has submitted the most kits for testing, followed closely by Durham and Winston-Salem. The article says that Attorney General Josh Stein has asked for additional funds for the State Crime Lab to provide more capacity for testing. Last year, a statewide inventory found that North Carolina had the largest backlog of untested kits in the nation.
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