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Tucson Police implements new tech to solve rape cases

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IS PROCESSING SEXUAL ASSAULT KITS LIKE NEVER BEFORE ABOUT TWO THOUSAND BACKLOG KITS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED

AND NOW THE DNA RESULTS ARE BEING USED TO CATCH RAPISTS THEY ARE ALSO IMPLIMENTING NEW TECHNOLOGY

TO GET THE RESULTS FASTER AND ALLOW SURVIVORS TO TRACK THEIR KITS NEWS FOUR TUCSON'S PRISCILLA CASPER HAS THE DETAILS IN TODAY'S INVESTIGATORS REPORT THE TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT JUST FINISHED TESTING THE BACKLOG OF ABOUT 2-THOUSAND RAPE KITS IN 20-15 T-P-D RECEIVED A ONE MILLION DOLLAR GRANT TO HELP FUND TESTING FOR THESE KITS

DETECTIVE DALLAS WILSON HAS BEEN CLOSELY FOLLOWING THESE CASES FOR YEARS DETECTIVE WILSON SAYS THE OLD LAW ENFORCEMENT MENTALITY WAS A SUSPECT IN THE CASE WAS ALREADY IDENTIFIED IN A HE- SAID-SHE-SAID SITUATION SO ANALYZING THE D-N-A WASN'T GOING TO SHOW ANYTHING POLICE DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW BUT THAT MENTALITY IS NOW CHANGING ONE OF THOSE ARRESTS NATHAN LOEBE CONVICTED OF RAPING SEVEN WOMEN OVER A 12- YEAR PERIOD

HE WILL BE SENTENCED IN MAY -ALSO ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES CHARLIE CONLEY JR DANIEL GOMEZ AND RAMON PENA CRIME LAB SUPERINTENDENT JELENA MYERS SAYS THE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING STEPS FORWARD TO MAKE SURE "NO KIT IS LEFT BEHIND" MYERS SAYS T-P-D RECEIVES ABOUT 20 RAPE KITS A MONTHAND THE TURNAROUND IS ABOUT 45 DAYS AND WITH THE NEW EQUIPMENT THEY STARTED UTILIZING A NEW SYSTEM CALLED "TRACK- IT" TO HELP VICTIMS FOLLOW THE PROCESSING STATUS OF THEIR KIT

D-N-A ANALYST CAROLE CANEZ SAYS THE SYSTEM LETS VICTIMS TRACK IN REAL-TIME

WHEN THE LAB RECEIVES THE KIT, DNA IS COLLECTED, AND WHEN THEY CAN EXPECT RESULTS AS WELL AS HELPING INVESTIGATIONS MOVE FASTER

((HPLAZ PRISCILLA TAG)) IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT TUCSON POLICE ADVISES THE VICTIM TO GET THE EXAM RIGHT AFTER THE ASSAULT HAPPENS BY LAW, A VICTIM IS NOT REQUIRED TO REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IN ORDER TO GET A RAPE TEST

BUT THIS IS A WAY TO HAVE THE DNA ON FILE IN CASE THEY CHANGE THEIR MIND LATER

INVESTIGATING FOR YOU PRISCILLA CASPER NEWS 4 TUCSON

Source: Youtube

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