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Houston City Council approves mayor's plan to clear backlog of untested rape kits

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A look inside the Houston Police Department Property Room.

A look inside the Houston Police Department Property Room.

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The Houston City Council Wednesday approved the mayor's plan to clear the backlog of untested rape kits.

There are currently 1,400 untested kits from active cases and more than 6,000 from inactive cases. The city has found two outside vendors who can test the kits in bulk for about a third of the cost of current testing.

The testing would be finished in a year and a half.
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