Alexenko said the inventory proposal is more likely to pass in Tennessee and other states because it “creates a dialogue” between law enforcement agencies and city officials to begin to try to address the problem.
“Each rape kit represents a human being whose body was a crime scene,” she said.
Natasha’s Justice Project: http://natashasjusticeproject.org/
Joyful Heart Foundation: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/
Associated Press writer Adrian Sainz in Memphis, Tenn., contributed to this report.