State AG Office To Assume Lead in Rape Forensic Evidence Task Force

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 2:59 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office will take over the responsibility for the task force investigating the state's backlogged rape test kits.

Attorney General Mike Hunter says he has received support for the plan from gubernatorial candidates Kevin Stitt and Drew Edmondson.

“The members of the task force made monumental strides throughout the course of their meetings,” Attorney General Hunter said. 

“They have produced a solid foundation of policy recommendations. I look forward to working with the members of the task force and members of the legislature on both sides of the aisle in a deliberate way to deliver meaningful reforms and the funding necessary to assist law enforcement efforts to bring justice for victims."

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Governor Mary Fallin created the task force, which came up with recommendations for how to log and test the state's nearly 7,000 untested rape test kits.