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
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and EMU Police Among Michigan Agencies With Untested Rape Kits WEMU 89.1 Amanda LeClaire January 29, 2016
Ann Arbor police rank 6th in state for highest number of untested rape kits The Michigan Daily Emma Kerr, Riyah Basha January 29, 2016
Analysts at crime lab helping to solve cases using tool called CODIS WCSH 6 Chris Rose July 11, 2017
Analysis of Untested Sexual Assault Kits in New Orleans National Institute of Justice Mark Nelson May 1, 2013
An Old Dominion University student said campus police prevented her from getting rape kit Mic Sarah Harvard October 13, 2016
An Iowa Woman Has Waited 7 Months for Her Rape Kit to Be Tested While Her Accused Taker Remains Free. She's Not Alone Des Moines Register Kathy A. Bolten September 14, 2017
An Arlington slaying, promise by police, DNA link and suicide Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram October 30, 2015
An arbitrary statute of limitations on sexual assault Denver Post Denver Post Editorial Board September 19, 2015
Ammandale man arrested for child pornography is a 'person of interest' in Jacob Wetterling abduction MinnPost Joe Kimball October 29, 2015
Amid US backlogs, Mass. keeps up with rape kit testing Boston Globe Catherine Cloutier and Todd Wallack September 10, 2015
Amid push to clear rape kit backlog, extent of problem unknown in AZ Tuscon Sentinel Miranda Leo March 18, 2015
Amherst man convicted in rape case The News & Advance Justin Faulconer July 30, 2015
America, test all the rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board September 16, 2015
America's Massive Rape Kit Backlog Quiet Mike Michelle Simmons June 13, 2015
America's Cold-Case Crisis The Daily Beast Linda Fairstein April 3, 2011
AM update: Senators seek to speed rape kit tests KUT News Sam J. Ellison May 30, 2012
Altered bill on rape kits moves through Nevada Legislature Las Vegas Review-Journal Ben Botkin May 19, 2017
Also up on Beacon Hill The Sun Chronicle January 17, 2016
Almost half of 12,000 backlogged rape kits have been tested in Memphis, 35 suspects identified Daily Journal Associated Press March 18, 2015
Almost 850 Untested Rape Kits Found Growing Mold In Austin Police Storage HuffPost Alanna Vagianos June 28, 2017
Almost 13 years later, alleged rapist on trial Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 12, 2015
Almost 100 untested pediatric rape kits in Louisiana KNOE-TV Ayla Ferrone January 23, 2015
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office Praised For Clearing Untested Rape Kit Backlog CBS Pittsburgh Bob Allen September 20, 2016
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Allegheny County making 'swift progress' on rape kit backlog Trib Live Megan Guza December 21, 2016

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