New Law Requires Faster Action for Rape-Kit Testing

Governor Snyder also signed a law today to set firm timelines and procedures for testing rape-evidence kits

The bill requires police to obtain a kit from a health care facility within two weeks of someone coming forward.

Investigators will have two more weeks to submit the kit to a lab.

From there, it will be analyzed within 90 days as long as there are enough staff and resources to do so.

The state will spend $4 million to test thousands of unprocessed kits in Detroit.

After taking over the crime lab back in 2008, state police discovered more than 11,000 untested evidence boxes dating back 25 years.