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)sort ascending Post Date
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Should state collect DNA on felony arrests? Courier Journal January 1, 2016
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Law and Order' Star Testifies About Rape Kits, Sexual Violence to Congress NBC New York June 16, 2017
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 2015
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 17, 2015

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