SALT LAKE CITY — We learned Tuesday there are hundreds of untested rape kits in the Salt Lake City Police Department. A city council member, sexual assault victim advocates, and some victims themselves say more needs to be done.
During a news conference Wednesday, Chief Chris Burbank announced he will provide unprecedented access to the process of Code R Kit – or rape kit – examinations. His department is working with the District Attorney’s Office and Department of Public Safety on this project.
Starting June 1, you’ll see a new page on the Salt Lake City Police Department’s website, titled “Code R Project.”