Detroit Program Seeks Private Donations to Test 11,000 Rape Kits

Building on the momentum of a new $35 million national fund for rape kit testing, Detroit's Wayne County Prosecutor's office—which discovered 11,000 untested rape kits in an abandoned storage unit five years ago—announced a new public-private partnership working to raise $10 million to fund the investigation and… » 1/07/15 3:00pm 1/07/15 3:00pm

Trial Date Set for Renisha McBride's Killer

Theodore Wafer, the man who shot Renisha McBride last year, will head to trial on July 21. The proceedings are expected to last approximately three weeks and were originally slated to begin June 2. According to the Detroit Free Press, Wafer was granted a new judge per his request in April because the previous… » 5/02/14 4:40pm 5/02/14 4:40pm

Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy Discusses 11,000 Untested Rape Kits With…

We've spent a fair amount of time chronicling the battle of badass Kym Worthy, the Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor who stumbled on over 11,000 untested rape kits at a former police storage warehouse back in 2009, the lack of funding Worthy was faced with even after arranging for a federal grant of one million… » 2/16/13 6:00pm 2/16/13 6:00pm

Rape Kits Having a Hard Time Getting Out of a Detroit Evidence Room

Now that the Rube Goldberg machinery of justice has started creaking back to life, law enforcement officials in Detroit have a chance at processing more than 11,000 untouched rape kits that have languished in a police evidence room for years. However, apart from the fact that belatedly broaching the subject of rape… » 4/22/12 12:00pm 4/22/12 12:00pm