Illinois lawmakers passed legislation this week to improve how police respond to victims of sexual assault. The bill strives to make the process of reporting a rape to police and evidence collection a little more bearable. State Representative Emily McAsey says too many assaults are going unreported.
The measure requires police, 9-1-1 operators and first responders to go thru victim sensitivity training. It also gives victims five years instead of 14 days to consent to the testing of evidence collected. Cops will also have to complete written reports of every sexual assault complaint.