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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tackles untested rape kit backlog ABC 15 Arizona Melissa Blasius January 12, 2016
Arizona Continues Working To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Mark Brodie November 1, 2016
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Responds to Governor Ducey's Executive Order Regarding Untested Rape Kits Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence January 12, 2016
Arizona agencies get funding to cut backlog of rape evidence KPHO Phil Benson September 14, 2015
Area Counties Part of Backlog of State's Untested Sexual Assault Kits Connersville News Examiner James Sprague December 8, 2017
Approximately 850 Rape Kit Containers in Austin Found Infested with Mold Jezebel Madeleine Davies June 27, 2017
Appeals court vacates rape convictions of two men in first jury trial victory based on testing of decades old rape kits Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell March 6, 2015
Appeals court upholds man's rape conviction, sends case back for resentencing Winston-Salem Journal Michael Hewlett March 17, 2015
Appeals Court to issue opinion on possible DNA testing in 35 year old Juneau homicide KTOO Matt Miller February 3, 2017
Appeals court rules statements to doctors and nurses made by now-deceased woman who reported rape decades ago can be used by prosecutors The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell April 3, 2014
Appeal in the works for Racine man whose conviction was overturned Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 21, 2015
APD’s backlog on cases mount as lab remains shuttered KXAN Cally Bien and Leslie Rangel September 16, 2016
APD Updates County on Moldy Rape Kits The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff July 6, 2017
APD still years away from clearing DNA backlog Austin Monitor Cate Malek February 7, 2017
APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990s Amarillo Globe-News Mollie Bryant January 24, 2015
APD Knew About Moldy Rape Kits Back in April The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff July 7, 2017
APD gives update on DNA backlog Fox 7 Austin Elizabeth Saab December 5, 2016
APD gets help to end rape kit backlog FOX 7 Bridget Spencer September 11, 2015
APD fights rape kit backlog Amarillo.com Mollie Bryant July 9, 2015
APD Creates Team Dedicated to Clearing Rape Kit Backlog Spectrum News Jeff Stensland May 24, 2017
Anthony Sowell's legacy includes long-needed changes in Cleveland missing-persons and rape investigations: editorial The Plain Dealer Editorial Board October 28, 2014
Answering the nagging questions about those 3,800 untested rape kits Alaska Dispatch News Jill Burke July 28, 2016
Another unfortunate way N.C. is unique The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board June 26, 2017
Another 1,250 rape kits to be tested in Va., Attorney General Herring announces The Washington Post Antonio Olivo June 8, 2017
Annie Kuster, other members of Congress form sexual assault task force WMUR Jean Mackin April 5, 2017

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