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 ascending Author(s) Post Date
Expansion of the Wayne County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force announced Tuesday WXYZ Detroit Jessie Williams May 19, 2015
New state rape kit test mandate could reduce unsolved cases WWMT April 21, 2015
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
DNA matches also backlogged in state WWLTV Katie Moore July 22, 2015
Victim haunted by rape helps with NOPD sex crime reform WWLTV Jaclyn Kelley May 5, 2015
Casino industry against rape exam funding bill WWLTV Jaclyn Kelley May 4, 2015
Investigation shows sex assault kits often underreported WWLTV Katie Moore July 17, 2015
2009 Report: Rape kits go untested WWLTV Katie Moore July 15, 2015
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
NOPD looking to technology for crime fighting initiatives in 2011 WWLTV Eyewitness News Maya Rodriguez January 4, 2011
DNA backlog reveals past problems with NOPD and rape cases WWLTV Eyewitness News Katie Moore January 18, 2011
Hundreds of DNA rape kits on backlog at State Police Crime Lab WVVA Annie Moore July 22, 2015
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Judge allows new DNA testing in 1996 Putnam rape case The Charleston Gazette Ryan Quinn August 20, 2014
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
Man arrested for sexual assault while impersonating cop WUSA Staff WUSA 9 July 20, 2015
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
$41 million may go to help get rid of rape kit backlog WUSA9 Debra Alfarone February 17, 2015
VP Biden joins effort to end rape kit backlog W*USA Nikki Burdine March 16, 2015
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Comedy fundraiser for serious subject: Eliminating rape kit backlog WUSA Debra Alfarone March 10, 2017
Nearly 11,000 Sexual Assault Kits Untested, Survey Said Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM Sarah Kimbro November 9, 2015
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016


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