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
Auditor General DePasquale notes improvement in rape kit backlog Ellwood City Ledger December 21, 2016
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
ABQ City Council tries to handle rape kit backlog problem KOAT Chris Guardaro December 19, 2016
Man gets prison for knife-point rape of pregnant wheelchair-bound woman MLive Oona Goodin-Smith December 19, 2016
Bradley County DA to create cold case task force News Channel 9 James Torrez December 19, 2016
Lawmaker wants new rules for APD's handling of rape kits KOB Caleb James December 19, 2016
DA’s office creating Cold Case Task Force Cleveland Daily Banner Allen Mincey December 17, 2016
Eight arrests made from latest rape kit backlog tests KSNV News3LV Christy Wilcox December 17, 2016
Lawmakers authorize another $1.2M to test rape evidence kits Associated Press Michelle Rindels December 16, 2016
A month after Utah judge threatens to jail crime lab employee, DNA results received by defense in rape case The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 16, 2016
State Lawmakers Briefed on County Police Sexual Assault Kits Backlog Hawaii Public Radio Wayne Yoshioka December 15, 2016
With new money, state chips away at daunting backlog of rape evidence — but can’t keep up Seattle Times Sara Jean Green December 15, 2016
Two acquitted, one sentenced in separate local rape cases The Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland December 15, 2016
Nation Has Epidemic of Rape Kits Sitting on Shelves for Years. One Serial Rapist Went Free for Over Decade... Independent Journal Review Jed Smith December 15, 2016
Herald Editorial: Where are the rest of Utah's elected officials working to combat rapists and sexual assault offenders? Daily Herald Daily Herald Editorial Board December 15, 2016
If Utah values women's lives, it won't allow another rape kit to go untested Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board December 15, 2016
Arrest made in 2005 Eugene rape case The Register-Guard Jack Moran December 14, 2016
Trial reset in 2004 rape case The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler December 14, 2016
Rape survivor, exoneree credit testing of old DNA samples with solving cases Dallas News Naheed Rajwani December 14, 2016
Texas Senator Strives to Improve Rape Kit Backlog NBC DFW Ashleigh Barry December 14, 2016
Evidence on Ice Santa Fe Reporter Elizabeth Miller December 14, 2016
Utah lawmaker pledges bill to mandate rape-kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 13, 2016
Suspected serial rapist allowed to freely walk Memphis streets for 12 years WBRC Jerry Askin December 13, 2016
N.H. Supreme Court affirms rape, murder conviction of Seth Mazzaglia for 2012 strangulation of Westboro teen Elizabeth 'Lizzi' Marriott Boston Herald Laurel J. Sweet December 13, 2016
State task force meets to discuss rape kits Statesman Journal Whitney M. Woodworth December 12, 2016


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