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 Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
Dallas man gets life after cold case rape kit testing program leads to ID WFAA Tanya Eiserer March 3, 2017
Report spurs N.Y. police to file rape kit figures Democrat & Chronicle Jon Campbell March 3, 2017
Mix-up cited in Ithaca rape kit reporting Press Connects Jon Campbell March 3, 2017
Mother grateful as Florida man arrested in rape, murder of Salt Lake teen 40 years ago Deseret News Pat Reavy March 2, 2017
Worthy lauds processing of thousands of rape kits The Detroit News Oralander Brand-Williams March 2, 2017
20 years after stranger raped Minnesota woman, a suspect is charged Duluth News Tribune Sarah Horner March 2, 2017
Manhattan DA Cy Vance says 70 arrests made across U.S. after old rape kits were examined New York Daily News Andy Mai March 2, 2017
Man sentenced to 60 years for raping woman in 2000 The Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland March 1, 2017
Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff March 1, 2017
FOX13 Investigates: Tested rape kits Fox 13 Memphis Kristin Leigh February 28, 2017
Jacksonville City Council funds sexual assault test kits, body cameras Florida Politics A.G. Gancarski February 28, 2017
Rape kit backlog still a problem in the Coastal Empire WTOC Elizabeth Rawlins February 28, 2017
Rape kit bill advances, but lawmakers wonder if funds for it will, too The Salt Lake Tribune Lee Davidson February 28, 2017
This State Just Took A Huge Step Toward Solving More Rapes Vocativ Tracy Clark-Flory February 28, 2017
KY Attorney General to transfer $30,000 to help end rape kit backlog KFVS 12 Jasmine Adams February 28, 2017
Man arraigned in new cold case sexual asssault The Battle Creek Enquirer Trace Christenson February 27, 2017
Bill sets standards for how long rape kits are kept KTVB Natalie Shaver February 27, 2017
Idaho House passes rape kit retention bill Idaho Statesman The Associated Press February 27, 2017
Idaho House passes rape kit retention bill Idaho Statesman The Associated Press February 27, 2017
Justice denied in some sex assault cases The Courier Amie Steffeneicher February 26, 2017
DNA of rape victim’s child lands suspect The Toledo Blade Jennifer Feehan February 25, 2017
Who’s Testing APD’s Backlog of Evidence? The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff February 24, 2017
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Backlogged The Pitt News Nikita Karulkar February 23, 2017
BYU research shows Utah police testing more rape kits KUTV Cristina Flores February 23, 2017


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