President requests $35 million to end rape test kit backlog

Alameda County is taking action to clear a backlog of rape kits that contain untested DNA evidence from dozens of cases.

March 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
President Barack Obama requested $35 million to test the DNA evidence from rape investigations that have gone untested.

As the ABC7 News I-Team has reported, hundreds of kits -- containing DNA evidence from rape investigations -- have gone untested in the Bay Area alone.

As a result of our reporting, San Francisco and Alameda County have sent their kits off to be analyzed.

On Wednesday, the White House said it has included $35 million in its proposal for next year's budget, for police agencies around the country to do the same.