TBI among agencies to receive grant to test sex assault kits

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(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is among several agencies that will be receiving a grant to test sex assault kits.

In total, the TBI will receive $976,420 which will help supply 1,400 kits.

The Memphis police will receive more than $1 million from the grant to continue to address backlog.

Nineteen other states, including Arkansas, California, Ohio and Texas, among others, will benefit from the grants.

Additional information was not released.

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