Mayor to Ask City Council for $1Mil to Test Rape Kits


Published 02/16 2014 08:18PM

Updated 02/16 2014 11:03PM

On Tuesday, Mayor AC Wharton will ask Memphis City Council for $1 million dollars for further testing of back-logged rape kits.

Thousands of untested  kits are sitting on shelves.

Testing all of the kits will cost $5.5 million.

The Mayor has also been in talks with governor bill haslam to find a solution.

Mayor Wharton told us he plans to ask for $2 million from the state for testing.

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