FDLE To Release Results Of Rape Kit Backlog

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is set to release results of a survey aimed at determining the scope of the rape kit testing backlog in the state.

The FDLE says it will release the information at 9 a.m. Monday.

In November, the agency released data that showed 11,000 rape kits have not been tested in Florida. The number mirrored backlogs at law enforcement agencies nationwide because of a lack of funding.

The FDLE is conducting a $300,000 study on the number of untested kits and will present the findings to the Legislature.