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Timelines set for DNA testing in sexual assaults

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Amid crime lab scandals, The City established timeline goals Tuesday for the testing of DNA in sexual assault cases.

The Board of Supervisors approved legislation in a second and final vote Tuesday that will require the Police Department — as part of its annual budget submission — to report if it is meeting the goal of picking up rape kits within 72 hours of the reported incident, testing evidence within 14 days and testing other DNA evidence from the crime scene within a yet to be determined time frame.

The legislation was introduced by termed-out Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier.

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