Crime Lab Report Shows Slow Turnaround

Crime Lab Report Shows Slow Turnaround

A new audit raises questions as to whether Wisconsin’s attorney general will be able to meet a new state requirement to get sexual assault kits tested within six months.

The Legislative Audit Bureau released its new report on the state’s crime labs. The report says there are fewer requests for sexual assault DNA kits at the crime labs, but it is taking the labs longer to process each kit. The audit says it takes about nine months to  complete a test on a single kit. Lawmakers say that’s too long. A state law, that goes into effect today, requires the state’s crime labs to be able to turn-around those tests in no more than six months.

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