In an executive order she signed last April, Governor Mary Fallin set a December 30, 2017 deadline for law enforcement agencies to look for untested rape kits in their possession. She says the deadline has passed and only about 60 percent of sheriff's offices and less than half of the municipal police departments across the state have responded. "We should be doing everything we can to support the survivors of this horrible crime," Fallin said. "This information is crucial to ensure rape victims are able to seek justice and begin the healing process."
Fallin now wants law enforcement agencies to respond by February 15 or risk losing federal grant money.