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Federal judge dismisses sexual assault kit lawsuit
Federal judge dismisses sexual assault kit lawsuit
Posted on 05/31/2018

This week, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee dismissed a lawsuit filed against the City concerning the sexual assault kit backlog.

Here’s a copy of the judgment and a statement from Chief Legal Officer Bruce McMullen

"While the court legally found that the City of Memphis is not responsible, we understand our moral obligation to test every kit, investigate every lead, and make sure every rape survivor receives the support they deserve. Testing rape kits is not only important to survivors, but also the citizens of Memphis and our nation. After five years, we no longer a have a backlog and all kits have been sent for testing. Our efforts investigating rape cases have been recognized as a national model. We remain committed to treating rape cases as a high priority — handling them with integrity and sensitivity."

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