Second Lawsuit Filed over Rape Kit Backlog

The second federal lawsuit since December was filed against the city of Memphis over the backlog of more than 12,000 untested rape kits, the Memphis Daily News reports. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three women allegedly raped by Anthony Alliani during a string of rapes covering a decade. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages for all three women arguing that the failure to test the rape kits and investigate the complaints is negligence and a violation of due process guarantees and the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.