The Backlog

News Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s) Post Date
Report: Maryland has 3,700 untested rape kits WYPR Rachel Baye January 3, 2017
Baltimore County police to keep untested rape kits indefinitely WBAL TV Adam May January 3, 2017
Man arrested in 2005 rape case brought to Lane County The Register-Guard Chelsea Gorrow December 31, 2016
Unearthing problems can help solve them The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Shawn McIntosh December 31, 2016
Expand rape-kit testing The Spokesman-Review Spokesman-Review Editorial Board December 30, 2016
Four Texas Cities have high rates of "unfounded" rape cases Texas Standard Becky Fogel December 30, 2016
Suspect sought after DNA match revives '99 rape case WTOP Mike Murillo December 30, 2016
More than half of rape kits in Magic Valley were not tested in 2016 KMVT Jeffrey Dahdah December 29, 2016
Nearly half of Idaho’s rape kits not sent to lab Associated Press Kimberlee Kruesi December 28, 2016
Pasadena among cities with high rate of 'unfounded' rape complaints Houston Chronicle Mike Snyder December 28, 2016
State audit shows nearly half of rape kits not tested Idaho Press-Tribune Ruth Brown December 27, 2016
Madison Wertz Sun-Gazette Cara Morningstar December 26, 2016
Of cities that tested more than 28,000 rape kits, Cleveland is getting more convictions. Here's why. Cleveland 19 News Cleveland 19 Digital Team December 21, 2016
Even after backlogged rape kits tested, convictions are rare CBS News Jericka Duncan and Laura Strickler December 21, 2016
Allegheny County making 'swift progress' on rape kit backlog Trib Live Megan Guza December 21, 2016
Auditor General DePasquale notes improvement in rape kit backlog Ellwood City Ledger December 21, 2016
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
ABQ City Council tries to handle rape kit backlog problem KOAT Chris Guardaro December 19, 2016
Man gets prison for knife-point rape of pregnant wheelchair-bound woman MLive Oona Goodin-Smith December 19, 2016
Bradley County DA to create cold case task force News Channel 9 James Torrez December 19, 2016
Lawmaker wants new rules for APD's handling of rape kits KOB Caleb James December 19, 2016
DA’s office creating Cold Case Task Force Cleveland Daily Banner Allen Mincey December 17, 2016
Eight arrests made from latest rape kit backlog tests KSNV News3LV Christy Wilcox December 17, 2016
Lawmakers authorize another $1.2M to test rape evidence kits Associated Press Michelle Rindels December 16, 2016
A month after Utah judge threatens to jail crime lab employee, DNA results received by defense in rape case The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 16, 2016

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