Rep. Sargent: DOJ neglect, mishandling of sexual assault kits prompts third audit request

Contact: Britt Cudaback, britt.cudaback@legis.wi.gov, 308-440-2939
Exposé released today highlighted alarming practices for sexual assault kit testing in Wisconsin
MADISON –State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) submitted an official request today to have the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) conduct an audit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) sexual assault kit backlog and kit testing processes and procedures. Sargent’s request comes in response to a Post-Crescent article published this morning detailing inefficiencies, ineffectiveness, and unresponsiveness at t...

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