147 agencies haven’t responded to untested rape kit audit
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nearly 150 Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have yet to comply with the governor’s order to report the number of their untested rape kits — six weeks after an extended deadline expired.
The state Attorney General’s Office says more than 280 agencies have reported 7,125 untested rape kits. Eleven sheriff’s offices and 136 police departments haven’t responded.
Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order last year creating a task force to determine the number of untested rape kits in Oklahoma and make recommendations based on the findings.
Fallin directed agencies to complete the audit by December, but since many agencies missed the initial deadline, Fallin extended the deadline until Feb. 15.
The Oklahoman reports the task force has decided to ask state police and sheriffs’ groups to contact non-compliant agencies.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com