Illinois lawmakers passed legislation this week to improve how police respond to victims of sexual assault. Representative Emily McCasey of Romeoville sponsored the bill…saying it’s designed to encourage more victims to report their rape.

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The measure requires cops, 9-1-1 operators and first responders to go through victim sensitivity training, and police departments and call centers will be required to have set policies in place on how to respond to sexual assault cases. Additionally, victims will be able to request the status of testing on their rape kit.


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