The Backlog

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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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
APD fights rape kit backlog Amarillo.com Mollie Bryant July 9, 2015
APD gets help to end rape kit backlog FOX 7 Bridget Spencer September 11, 2015
APD gives update on DNA backlog Fox 7 Austin Elizabeth Saab December 5, 2016
APD Knew About Moldy Rape Kits Back in April The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff July 7, 2017
APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990s Amarillo Globe-News Mollie Bryant January 24, 2015
APD still years away from clearing DNA backlog Austin Monitor Cate Malek February 7, 2017
APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff July 6, 2017
APD’s backlog on cases mount as lab remains shuttered KXAN Cally Bien and Leslie Rangel September 16, 2016
Appeal in the works for Racine man whose conviction was overturned Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 21, 2015
Appeals court rules statements to doctors and nurses made by now-deceased woman who reported rape decades ago can be used by prosecutors The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell April 3, 2014
Appeals Court to issue opinion on possible DNA testing in 35 year old Juneau homicide KTOO Matt Miller February 3, 2017
Appeals court upholds man's rape conviction, sends case back for resentencing Winston-Salem Journal Michael Hewlett March 17, 2015
Appeals court vacates rape convictions of two men in first jury trial victory based on testing of decades old rape kits Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell March 6, 2015
Approximately 850 Rape Kit Containers in Austin Found Infested with Mold Jezebel Madeleine Davies June 27, 2017
Area Counties Part of Backlog of State's Untested Sexual Assault Kits Connersville News Examiner James Sprague December 8, 2017
Arizona agencies get funding to cut backlog of rape evidence KPHO Phil Benson September 14, 2015
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Responds to Governor Ducey's Executive Order Regarding Untested Rape Kits Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence January 12, 2016
Arizona Continues Working To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Mark Brodie November 1, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tackles untested rape kit backlog ABC 15 Arizona Melissa Blasius January 12, 2016
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Arizona Lawmakers Want Statewide Reporting on Untested Sexual Assault Kits Phoenix New Times Matthew Hendley February 10, 2015
Arizona legislature fails to pass law to require police to tally untested rape kit evidence ABC 15 Arizona Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger April 27, 2015
Arizona officials pay $3.5 million to disabled girl, 13, after botched rape probe meant her attacker continued to assault her for four years after she first raised the alarm Daily Mail Lydia Warren April 9, 2015
Arizona police arrest Arkansas fugitive also wanted for Utah child rape KATV June 23, 2015
Arizona roughly 20% of the way through testing rape kit backlog ABC 15 Melissa Blasius March 17, 2017

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