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Untested sexual assault kits found in police evidence room

Over 50 untested sexual assaults kits have been discovered in an evidence room at the Robbins Police Dept.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Dept recently discovered the 51 kits dating from 1986 to 2011, according to a statement from the department.

The statement says the department is currently working on getting the kits tested.

Sheriff Tom Dart along with local officials held a meeting tonight and attempted to reassure those living in Robbins that crime is being taken seriously and that they don’t need to live in fear.

A lot of questions remain, though, from people like Wanda Hampton, whose son Dwayne Robinson was shot and killed in Robbins just over a year ago.

“I lost my 21-year-old son in front of my house in February 2012 and still nobody’s arrested for it,” she said.

“We don’t have all the answers,” Dart said. “But there’s some things we definitely know that we can take care of pretty quickly.”

Along with untested rape kits and unsolved murders, residents also wanted to talk to police about a string of burglaries in the area and what they consider a spike in youth crime.

Police promise to work with their citizens to make this place safer.

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14 Comments to “Untested sexual assault kits found in police evidence room”

    Lena said:
    February 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    This is really discouraging and upsetting that such an important issue is being taken so lightly! The victims do not deserve that.

    Dan said:
    February 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Gross neglect of duty here. Everyone in that police department should be fired. What the heck are the taxpayers paying them for? To sit around and scratch their nuts?

      miq said:
      February 21, 2013 at 5:23 AM

      ….and pull their pants up by their belt buckles. A real show of force when talking to women. I don't think I've ever asked an officer a question without this being the first response. Why is that?

    Larry T Robot said:
    February 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Like any suburban Chicago department: Serve [tickets] and Protect [the village's profits]. Capiche? Good!

    John said:
    February 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    "We cannot attend all 911 calls because we are focusing on major crimes"."Try to work things out yourselves while we conduct some REAL POLICE WORK".

    mimi said:
    February 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    and what's unfortunate ..is the victims are paying dearly, nobody did anything except.. ROBBINS (robbers) PD..took tax payers hard earned money and did nothing for them..where's the justice???? the tax paying people of ROBBINS should sue all your asses. I am sorry to all the victims …hopefully some justice can be served.

    Just Me said:
    February 20, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    @Mimi: The tax payers of Robbins don't have the MONEY to sue their village…the State's Attorney's office should start an investigation.

    @Larry T Robot: We all know CPD is a perfect department. Signed, Ron Burge & Anthony Abbate

      John said:
      February 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      I'm pretty sure Abbate would have no difficulty running Robbins Police Department.

    pagan69 said:
    February 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Better late than never, however the Chief of that Police Department, works for the Mayor or what ever form of government they have, fire him, happened on his watch, no sxcuse, tough, poor leadership quailitis and next election get rid of your elected officials they have their priorities wrong.

      pagan69 said:
      February 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      Take back your town

    evelynv said:
    February 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    THE TIME HAS COME TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS

    evelynv said:
    February 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    TAKE THE CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    jeff said:
    February 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    yeah let run by bangers……. it'll be clear after the weekend…. all we have to do is bury the bodies

    Monoxide said:
    February 21, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    Lazy, lazy. Tisk tisk..

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