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 descending
Local police credit rape kit testing initiative for arrest in serial rape case The Post Bailey Gallion May 11, 2017
How many are prosecuted for sexual assault crimes locally? The Athens News Conor Morris May 14, 2017
At least 175,000 rape kits are sitting in storage facilities around the country instead of being tested Daily Mail Valerie Siebert May 15, 2017
6 revelations about Wisconsin’s rape kits Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle May 15, 2017
Attorney General Brad Schimel punts on rape-kit test data Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle May 16, 2017
Kalamazoo County adds two investigators for unsolved rape cases WWMT Mike Krafick May 16, 2017
Man Convicted in 1998 Park Slope Subway Station Cold Case Rape, DA Says DNAinfo Ben Fractenberg May 16, 2017
The Latest: Schimel Didn't Understand Rape Kit Question US News & World Report AP May 16, 2017
Despite backlog of rape kits, California’s not requiring they be tested or tallied CALmatters Samantha Young May 17, 2017
Texas Senate advances bill to crowdfund rape kit testing The Texas Tribune Jim Malewitz May 17, 2017
Texas Legislature Advances Rape Kit Backlog Donation Bill U.S. News & World Report AP May 17, 2017
Hall Only Texas Senator To Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding KETR Mark Haslett May 18, 2017
West Virginia tracks sexual assault evidence GCN Matt Leonard May 18, 2017
Brad Schimel falsely claims there is no ‘backlog’ of untested rape kits in Wisconsin Politifact Eric Litke May 19, 2017
Crowdfunding bill for rape kit testing advances in Texas Senate KSAT Mary Claire Patton May 19, 2017
Rape Kit Reform Passes House, Sent to Governor’s Desk for Signing Alaska Native News Michael Mason May 19, 2017
Hall Explains Vote Against Crowdfunding Rape Kit Testing KETR Mark Haslett May 19, 2017
Altered bill on rape kits moves through Nevada Legislature Las Vegas Review-Journal Ben Botkin May 19, 2017
AG forms teams in 2 W. MI counties to investigate rape kit cases Wood TV Evan Dean May 19, 2017
Detroit's Most Wanted: Llamar Venson wanted for raping woman WXYZ Ann Marie LaFlamme May 19, 2017
Task force investigates nearly 7,000 old Cuyahoga Co. rape cases, but so far only 419 arrested News 5 Cleveland Kristin Volk May 23, 2017
New squad will take up hundreds of Austin’s delayed rape investigations Austin American-Statesman Tony Plohetski May 23, 2017
APD Creates Team Dedicated to Clearing Rape Kit Backlog Spectrum News Jeff Stensland May 24, 2017
Backlogged Memphis rape kit tied to serial killer, rapist WMC Action News 5 KFVS May 24, 2017
Eliminate Utah's evidence backlog. Fully fund the state crime lab Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board May 25, 2017


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