A new bill in Illinois could help sexual assault victims have their day in court. This week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Joint Sexual Assault Working Group introduced the bill to require that every police department train officers to handle sex assault cases.
Illinois State Senator Scott Bennett says the goal is for all full and part time officers receive to be trained at least every three years.
911 operators would also be trained within four years on how to deal with reports of sexual assault. And victims would have the right to check the status of rape kits.