Hundreds of Rape Kits Gather Mold in Storage at Austin Police Department

Mold was found growing on several hundred rape kits held in Austin police storage, according to a city memo.As part of an audit of the 1,629 evidence kits stored in the refrigerator found that 849 of them showed some signs of mold on the outside.The mold was discovered in April by Signature Science, an Austin company hired to help test the kits, which contained evidence collected in the 1990s. The company told Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay Friday that "there were no observable issues with any of the samples they processed with the case reported to have mold."  Continue reading...

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