Report: Rape Kit Backlog Not Malicious

A report compiled by former U.S. Attorney Veronica Coleman-Davis says no one maliciously or wantonly allowed for the backlog of 12,000 rape kits that sat untested for years in Memphis. Instead of placing the blame on a single individual, the report, which was released yesterday, attributed the problem to “a general and collective failure to understand the importance of DNA testing as was reflected in common practices in place locally and nationwide,” Knoxnews reports.