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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Ann Arbor police rank 6th in state for highest number of untested rape kits The Michigan Daily Emma Kerr, Riyah Basha January 29, 2016
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and EMU Police Among Michigan Agencies With Untested Rape Kits WEMU 89.1 Amanda LeClaire January 29, 2016
Annie Kuster, other members of Congress form sexual assault task force WMUR Jean Mackin April 5, 2017
Another 1,250 rape kits to be tested in Va., Attorney General Herring announces The Washington Post Antonio Olivo June 8, 2017
Another unfortunate way N.C. is unique The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board June 26, 2017
Answering the nagging questions about those 3,800 untested rape kits Alaska Dispatch News Jill Burke July 28, 2016
Anthony Sowell's legacy includes long-needed changes in Cleveland missing-persons and rape investigations: editorial The Plain Dealer Editorial Board October 28, 2014
APD Creates Team Dedicated to Clearing Rape Kit Backlog Spectrum News Jeff Stensland May 24, 2017
APD fights rape kit backlog 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 to Hire Retired Investigators to Help with Sexual Assault Cases KXAN KXAN Staff December 19, 2017
APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff July 6, 2017
APD, University Join Forces on Sexual Assault Kit Research Daily Texan Ravi Teja February 16, 2018
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 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


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