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Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A lawsuit against the City of Memphis over rape kits is moving forward.

Attorney David Lofton said he hopes the judge will force the city to turn over evidence in a number of rape cases.

He represents several women whose rape kits sat untested for years. Those women filed a class action lawsuit against the government for failing to test the kits.

The victims said the untested kits allowed their rapists to continue operating freely.

Lofton requested 29 sets of documents, but said the city refuses to cooperate and is withholding those files.

Lofton hopes the judge will make the city honor his request.

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