ATG NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu Police complete inventory of untested sexual assault kits

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 in Latest News

HONOLULU –Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) completed its inventory of untested sexual assault evidence collection kits in HPD’s possession.

Act 207 (H.B. 1907), passed this year by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor David Ige, requires all law enforcement agencies and departments charged with the maintenance, storage and preservation of sexual assault evidence collection kits to conduct an inventory of all such kits being stored by the agency or department.  Last Thursday, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai counties reported their inventory results to the State.

The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) report is attached to this news release and reflects the following:

Total No. of Kits = 1,512

Total No. Kits Tested = 137

Total No. of Untested Kits = 1,375

HPD began using sexual evidence collection kits in 1993.  HPD’s inventory extends through the period ending June 30, 2016.  A final report from the attorney general regarding statewide efforts is due to the state legislature by December 1, 2016.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

(808) 586-1284

Joshua.A.Wisch@hawaii.gov

http://ag.hawaii.gov

 

 

Joshua Wisch
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 586-1284
Fax: (808) 586-1239