We did it! Austin City Council funds APD DNA lab

September 15, 2016

With an outpouring of support, we have achieved a major victory in our efforts to reopen APD’s DNA lab and end the backlog of rape kits.

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Austinite demands Council assist survivors

September 12, 2016

Like many speakers at the Sept. 1 Austin City Council meeting, this Austinite asked council members find funds to reopen the APD’s DNA lab.

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Tell Your Council Member: Reopen APD’s DNA Lab.

August 20, 2016

UPDATE: On Sept. 12, Chief Acevedo announced that he would find funding within the existing fiscal year’s budget to fund the analysis of the current backlogged sexual assault related cases—and any incurred during the closure of APD’s DNA lab—while the lab remains closed. On Sept. 14,  the Austin City Council passed the 2017 budget, which included […]

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