One of the great scandals of our criminal justice system is the failure of police departments and prosecutors to expeditiously and appropriately process rape kits. State attorneys general are moving into this void using a variety of techniques including dedicating settlement funds to the processing. In Maryland, Attorney General Brian Frosh has essentially issued a stinging report telling his legislature and Governor to get their acts together. Let's hope that they do.
- Maryland Attorney General's Report
- Press Release, Maryland Attorney General's Office, Office of Attorney General Releases "Statewide Accounting of Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits” Report (Jan. 3, 2016).
- Alison Knezevich, Attorney General's report calls for statewide standards on rape kits, The Baltimore Sun (Jan. 3, 2016).