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Federal funding will pay for OPD's untested rape kits

Posted: 9:10 AM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 15:13:18Z
OPD gets $1.9 million federal grant to check untested rape kits

OMAHA, NEB. (KMTV) — Nearly $2 million in federal funding will help Omaha Police do DNA checks on thousands of untested rape kits.

The backlog has affected not just Omaha, but it is a problem throughout the country. Our partners Omaha World-Herald the money will be used to check the 1,500 untested rape kits. This push is a part of the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.

The initiative was started by police and rape survivors.