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 projects could 'revolutionize' future sexual assault investigations, prosecutor says The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 20, 2014
Officals from Memphis, Detroit converge in Cleveland to discuss rape kit backlogs The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 20, 2014
Las Vegas Receives Funding To Catch Up On Untested DNA KNPR Amy Kingsley October 20, 2014
Rape kits at center of Attorney General race WKYC Sara E Shookman October 20, 2014
Daily Digest: Wharton, Norris Speak At Rape Kit Summit Memphis Daily News Associated Press October 20, 2014
SAK testing initiative leads to indictment Xenia Gazette Scott Halasz October 19, 2014
Kym Worthy talks domestic violence Caroll DeWeese October 19, 2014
Louisiana can look to other states for ways to shield rape victims from examination costs The Times-Picayune - Rebecca Catalanello October 17, 2014
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Sexual Assault Kit Testing leas to indictment of suspected serial rapist 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team October 15, 2014
New Michigan law helps sexual assault investigators The Michigan Daily Michael Sugarman October 15, 2014
Louisiana Will End Billing of Victims for Rape Kits Reason Elizabeth Nolan Brown October 15, 2014
Group urges Utah lawmakers to fund DNA analysis of all rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart October 15, 2014
State commission will monitor rape kit testing The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams October 14, 2014
A Missed Opportunity to Find Rapists The New York Times The Editorial Board October 14, 2014
Rape Kit Halts Inmate Release, Links Him to 4 Rapes Fox28 Sean Rowe October 14, 2014
State audit finds nearly half of 'rape kits' at 3 police agencies went unanalyzed Daily Californian Katy Abbott October 12, 2014
Advocates: Las Vegas sexual assault kits go untested FOX 5 KVVU-TV Danielle Miller October 7, 2014
Group Finds Untested Rape Kit Backlog In Milwaukee And Across State Wisconsin Public Radio Chris Malina October 7, 2014
Metro faced with thousands of untested DNA rape kits News 3 LV Vicki Gonzalez October 6, 2014
Cops, foundation clash on importance of untested rape kits Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Georgia Pabst October 6, 2014
I-Team: Metro Police working to get through rape kit backlog KLAS-TV Glen Meek October 6, 2014
Metro: Rape kits not always best evidence Las Vegas Review-Journal Annalise Little October 6, 2014
DNA leads to charges in 6 rapes dating back to 2003 Chicago Tribune Annie Sweeney October 1, 2014


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