The Backlog

Media 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 Datesort ascending
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing November 17, 2015
FDLE chief: Backlog of rape test kits being resolved Herald-Tribune Lloyd Dunkelberger November 17, 2015
Police arrest east Tulsa serial-rape suspect Tulsa World Paighten Harkins November 17, 2015
African American 490 Challenge raising money to test rape kits Michigan Chronicle Kim Trent November 17, 2015
Buffalo man, who jumped out third-floor window at police station, charged with rape Allie Healy November 16, 2015
New Mexico officials find more than 5,000 untested rape kits KRQE News 13 Associated Press November 16, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits KOAT 7 Albuquerque Sasha Lenninger November 15, 2015
'Rape kit' evidence brought down 'Ether Man' Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
NM's stunning 'rape kit' backlog Albuquerque Journal Mike Gallagher November 15, 2015
The testing process: Not quite what you see on TV Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits November 15, 2015
Harmon won't let Edelen's rape kit issue die The Courier Journal Joseph Gerth November 14, 2015
BCA finds nearly 3,500 untested rape kits across MN Twin Cities Elizabeth Mohr November 13, 2015
Police charge man with third sexual assault in Glen Burnie Capital Gazette Tim Pratt November 13, 2015
After 20 years rape victim gets justice after kit test Fox 2 Detroit Hannah Saunders November 13, 2015
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Rape survivor shares her story WINK News Lindsey Sablan November 13, 2015
State officials detail backlog of rape kits Star Tribune Jennifer Bjorhus November 13, 2015
Special Report: SWLA sexual assault kits are tested in timely manner KPLC Theresa Schmidt November 13, 2015
AG announces task force to address unsubmitted sexual assault kits NBC Montana Hawk Hammer November 13, 2015
Report: Nearly 3,500 untested rape kits in MN KARE 11 KARE 11 Staff and Lou Raguse November 12, 2015
Duluth leads state with most untested rape kits, report finds NNCNow Kevin Jacobsen November 12, 2015
Testing Justice: Addressing Tucson's untested rape kits Tucson News Now Som Lisaius November 12, 2015
Duluth, Anoka Co. have most untested rape kits in Minnesota KTTC November 12, 2015
Police agencies Minnesota disclose tally of untested rape kits Star Tribune Jennifer Bjorhus November 12, 2015


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