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
Rape kit testing: How does Arkansas measure up? KATV Marine Glisovic November 10, 2014
DNA of Accused Rapist Takes 15 Years to Test WZTV November 10, 2014
Community Foundation Of The Verdugos Unveils Campaign To Fund Glendale-Burbank DNA Justice Project PR Newswire November 7, 2014
Arlington rape victim gets justice after 2 decades WUSA9 Debra Alfarone November 6, 2014
More than 200 rape kits sit untested in the Tri-Cities WJHL Nate Morabito November 6, 2014
Police get money for cold case evidence tests Daily Herald Associated Press November 6, 2014
SLCPD gets DOJ grant for cold-case, rape kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Bob Mims November 5, 2014
Interview with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley about backlogged rape kits KALW Hana Baba November 5, 2014
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Focus on old rape cases moves to Cleveland suburbs SF Gate November 1, 2014
Cold case rapes big issue in race for Ohio Attorney General WFMJ Michelle Nicks October 31, 2014
Man continued pattern of sex crimes as thousands of Detroit rape kits went untested WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo October 31, 2014
New Fund Established to Help Test City's Rape Kits Memphis Flyer Toby Sells October 30, 2014
Attention on rape kit cases turns to the Cuyahoga County suburbs The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 29, 2014
Survivors Unite to Lift the Veil on the Rape Kit Backlog RAINN October 28, 2014
Anthony Sowell's legacy includes long-needed changes in Cleveland missing-persons and rape investigations: editorial The Plain Dealer Editorial Board October 28, 2014
Is Michael Irby one of Cleveland's most prolific serial rapists? The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 24, 2014
State Funds Allow Testing of Dallas Rape Kits NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Associated Press October 23, 2014
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert helped foster Detroit's rape kit tracking pilot program The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 23, 2014
Salt Lake City Council at odds with police on rape investigations Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart October 23, 2014
Suspect in 1985 Henderson rape case gets 40 years The Tennessean Tena Lee October 23, 2014
Dallas begins testing backlog of 4,140 rape kits Dallas Morning News Sarah Mervosh October 22, 2014
Three-year-cold case finally receives justice WLKY Erica Coghill October 21, 2014
Man gets 18-20 in prison after admitting to 1992 Savin Hill rape Dorchester Reporter Staff October 21, 2014
DeWine campaign spot touting the success of his sexual assault kit testing program The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 21, 2014


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