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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 1, 2014

The former federal prosecutor investigating the rape kit backlog in Memphis says clearing the backlog will mean more than an investment in testing the rape kits for DNA. “Let’s say out of the 2,000 there are 1,000 that are prosecutable," Veronica Coleman-Davis said. "Think about what the prosecutor’s office is going to have to do in terms of resources.” Coleman-Davis said she has interviewed more than 25 people so far in trying to determine how the backlog occurred. She expects to have a report to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. in about two weeks.