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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
Appeal in the works for Racine man whose conviction was overturned Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 21, 2015
Jurors quickly convict Racine man for rape The Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 13, 2015
Maxed out: Racine man gets 20 years for 2002 rape The Journal Times Kristen Zambo October 22, 2015
New trial ordered in 1995 attempted rape case The Journal Times Kristen Zambo June 25, 2015
Juneau’s Rape Kit Backlog is ‘One of The Worst’ Nationwide Juneau Empire James Brooks November 26, 2017
JPD Audits Rape Kit Backlog Juneau Empire James Brooks December 6, 2017
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally Katie Moritz March 27, 2015
Nearly a year later, no testing done on sex assault kits Juneau Empire James Brooks August 24, 2017
Arlington rape victim gets justice after 2 decades WUSA9 Debra Alfarone November 6, 2014
Interview with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley about backlogged rape kits KALW Hana Baba November 5, 2014
KBI surveys law enforcement agencies on rape kits Kansas First News Brian Dulle November 24, 2014
'Melissa's Law' designed to get thousands of rape victims justice KATU 2 Jackie LaBrecque February 2, 2016
New bill aims to end backlog in untested rape kits KATU 2 Stephen Mayer January 29, 2016
Rape survivor and advocate 'heartbroken' after police take 6 years to arrest rape suspect KATU News Joe Douglass June 13, 2017
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Pedi cab driver charged with sexual assault of female passenger FOX 31 Denver Hsing Tseng June 25, 2015
New law helps sexual assault victims track rape kits KEPR TV Hannah Vogel May 16, 2016
Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing KERA News Eric Assen, Lauren Silverman and Bill Zeeble July 24, 2014
Would You Give A Dollar To Help Test Rape Kits? This Dallas Lawmaker Hopes So KERA News Christopher Connelly April 5, 2017
Hall Explains Vote Against Crowdfunding Rape Kit Testing KETR Mark Haslett May 19, 2017
Hall Only Texas Senator To Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding KETR Mark Haslett May 18, 2017
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 11, 2015
Sexual assault advocates call for funding to reopen APD DNA lab CBS Austin Juliette Dryer September 1, 2016
Travis County judges call for independent crime lab CBS Austin Courtney Schoenemann December 6, 2016
Local hospital accused of not administering rape test to possible victims KFOX14 Lashay Wesley October 31, 2016


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