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 descending Author(s) Post Date
Rape survivor and advocate 'heartbroken' after police take 6 years to arrest rape suspect KATU News Joe Douglass June 13, 2017
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Pedi cab driver charged with sexual assault of female passenger FOX 31 Denver Hsing Tseng June 25, 2015
New law helps sexual assault victims track rape kits KEPR TV Hannah Vogel May 16, 2016
Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing KERA News Eric Assen, Lauren Silverman and Bill Zeeble July 24, 2014
Would You Give A Dollar To Help Test Rape Kits? This Dallas Lawmaker Hopes So KERA News Christopher Connelly April 5, 2017
Hall Explains Vote Against Crowdfunding Rape Kit Testing KETR Mark Haslett May 19, 2017
Hall Only Texas Senator To Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding KETR Mark Haslett May 18, 2017
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 11, 2015
Sexual assault advocates call for funding to reopen APD DNA lab CBS Austin Juliette Dryer September 1, 2016
Travis County judges call for independent crime lab CBS Austin Courtney Schoenemann December 6, 2016
Local hospital accused of not administering rape test to possible victims KFOX14 Lashay Wesley October 31, 2016
New Mexico Sees Massive Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KFox14 Lashay Wesley May 30, 2016
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
State Makes Progress on Backlog of Untested Sex Assault Kits KHON2 KHON2 Web Staff October 5, 2017
Cutting down on untested sexual assault kits Brian Tabick September 14, 2015
Ducey Appoints Task Force To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Associated Press January 27, 2016
Arizona Continues Working To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Mark Brodie November 1, 2016
KBI: More Than 2,000 Sexual Assault Kits Statewide Not Submitted For Testing KMUW Andrea Tudhope March 15, 2017
KS Bureau of Investigation Receives Grant To Investigate Untested Rape Kits KMUW 89.1 Sean Sandefur September 11, 2015
Police reducing rape kit backlog Knox Blogs Tom Humphrey December 27, 2015
Lawmakers Asked To Allocate Funds To Clear Rape Kit Backlog Nevada Public Radio Associated Press December 16, 2015
Las Vegas Receives Funding To Catch Up On Untested DNA KNPR Amy Kingsley October 20, 2014
Women 'acting as a voice' for other rape victims KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer and KOIN 6 News Staff March 30, 2015
'Melissa's Law' takes aim at untested rape kits KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer February 21, 2016


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