DOJ Completes Testing of Old Sexual Assault Kits

Good news.

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel announced today that a major milestone has been reached as testing has been completed on all sexual assault kits initially inventoried and designated for testing in Wisconsin’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (WiSAKI). WiSAKI is a statewide effort, voluntarily initiated by Attorney General Schimel, to address the decades-long accumulation of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) that were in the possession of local law enforcement agencies and hospitals across Wisconsin.

“When I took office in 2015, I worked with our team to identify and collect more than 6,000 sexual assault evidence kits that had never been submitted to the crime labs for testing, some of them dating back to the 1980s,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. “Today, I am proud to announce that testing is complete on all 4,154 kits slated for testing. In less than three years, we will have tested the kits that built up over several decades, and justice can be served to sexual assault survivors.”

2 Responses to DOJ Completes Testing of Old Sexual Assault Kits

  1. jjf says:

    As for the gap between 6,000+ and 4,154 and the “slated for testing”  clarification, I found two news stories from a year ago that said:

    “Of kits not designated from testing, 45 percent involve an offender that’s already been convicted and 38 percent involve a victim who hasn’t consented to testing.”

    “DOJ spokesman Johnny Koremenos said that 3,800 kits have been designated for testing; the rest won’t be tested because the victim didn’t consent, the offender was found innocent or the offender was convicted and is currently doing time.”

     

     

  2. Paul says:

    Yet you’re still on the streets, Foust.

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