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
$75,000 in private donations collected for Detroit rape kit testing in three weeks MLive Gus Burns January 29, 2015
Delayed DNA Testing Allowed Alleged Rapists To Commit New Crimes KTRK-TV Ted Oberg January 29, 2015
Rape Victims' Ordeal Carries a Hefty Price Tag WRIC-TV Kerri O'Brien and Emily Satchell January 29, 2015
More than 800 untested rape kits in Amarillo Connect Amarillo Solina Lewis January 29, 2015
Senators: 'We owe it' to victims to process rape kits The Detroit News Chad Livengood January 28, 2015
Victims abandoned when police let untested rape evidence kits stack up: Editorial The Picayune Times The Editorial Board January 28, 2015
New Orleans children's rape kits untested, Morrell pledges legislation to deal with the problem Best of New Orleans Alex Woodward January 26, 2015
Cold-Case Rape Kits Wait for Testing in Texas-wide Backlog KEYE TV The Associated Press January 26, 2015
700 rape kits waiting to be tested inn Amarillo January 25, 2015
APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990s Amarillo Globe-News Mollie Bryant January 24, 2015
Lawmaker wants state to follow Seattle's lead on rape-kit testing The News Tribune Lavendrick Smith January 23, 2015
Almost 100 untested pediatric rape kits in Louisiana KNOE-TV Ayla Ferrone January 23, 2015
SPD to Test All Sexual Assault Kits SPD Blotter January 22, 2015
Rape Kit Testing Leading to Indictments in Memphis Memphis Daily News The Associated Press January 22, 2015
Seattle police to test all sexual assault kits, including those in storage KIRO-TV January 22, 2015
Seattle PD To Begin Testing All Sexual Assault Evidence CBS Seattle The Associated Press January 22, 2015
Seattle to Begin DNA Testing on Backlogged Rape Kits TIME Eliana Dockterman January 22, 2015
New Law Aims to Improve Rape Kit Testing in Louisiana MyArkLaMiss Taylor Thompson January 20, 2015
New Rape Kit Backlog Numbers Released Memphis Flyer Louis Goggans January 20, 2015
Investigators identify 52 suspected rapists as rape kit testing continues WMC Action News 5 Ben Watson January 20, 2015
Houma has most untested rape kits in area Houma Courier Bridget Mire January 20, 2015
Memphis officials say 19 rapists identified by rape kit testing The Commercial Appeal Peggy Burch January 20, 2015
Senator's data request finds 1,163 untested rape kits in state agencies The Daily Reveille Carrie G Henderson January 19, 2015
Inventory: 1,163 rape kits sit untested across Louisiana The Picayune Times The Associated Press January 16, 2015
What Is A Rape Kit? TestTube Julia Wilde January 16, 2015


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