Nampa police sending 90 rape kits for testing

Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 19:11:53-04

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) -- The Nampa Police Department says it will send about 90 sexual assault evidence kits to an FBI lab for testing.

Nampa Police Capt. Brad Daniels tells the Idaho Press-Tribune that the department will send 30 kits at a time to the lab in Virginia.

The newspaper, through a public records request, reported last year that the department had 105 sexual assault evidence kits it never sent for the testing that could link DNA evidence to suspects.

Daniels says the reasons not all the kits are being sent for testing are because police determined no crime had been committed -- or because the possible victim requested the kit not be tested.