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File #: 2016-0215    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 4/11/2016 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION approving a report related to the King County sheriff's office domestic violence investigation and intervention unit in accordance with the 2015/2016 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17941, Section 20, Proviso P3, as amended by Ordinance 18110, Section 6.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: Domestic Violence, Sheriff
Attachments: 1. A. Report to Council Sexual Assault Kit Project March 2016

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A MOTION approving a report related to the King County sheriff’s office domestic violence investigation and intervention unit in accordance with the 2015/2016 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17941, Section 20, Proviso P3, as amended by Ordinance 18110, Section 6.

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                     WHEREAS, Ordinance 18110, Section 20, Proviso P3, stated that $200,000 shall be expended or encumbered solely for major crimes detectives to review case files associated with sexual assault kits in custody of the sheriff and then determine the priority in which the kits should be tested, and

                     WHEREAS, state law now requires all completed sexual assault kits be submitted to the Washington State patrol crime lab for testing, and

WHEREAS, the King County council recognizes the emotional trauma victims of sexual assault endure, and the additional trauma suffered by those same victims when assisting in the processing of sexual assault kits at a hospital, and

WHEREAS, the King County sheriff has already begun the process for testing them with the Washington State patrol crime lab and its partners, and

                     WHEREAS, the sheriff has transmitted to the council the requested report and motion;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

                     The report on sexual assault kits, in accordance with the 2015/2016 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 17941, Section 20, Proviso P3, as amended by Ordinance 18110, Section 6 is hereby approved.