Task force created to clear AZ rape-kit backlog

Posted at 7:52 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 09:52:01-05

State Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the director of the state Department of Public Safety are among members of a new task force appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to recommend ways to eliminate a backlog in processing evidence in rape cases in Arizona.

Ducey's office says the backlog consists of numerous untested rape kits, including 2,300 in Maricopa County alone.

Besides Brnovich and DPS Director Frank Milstead, task force members include legislators, county prosecutors, victim advocates and police officials.

Ducey established the task force by executive order on Jan. 1.