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
Baton Rouge man accused of sexual assault on 14-year-old girl he met on Kik social network app The Advocate Advocate Staff Report August 13, 2015
Baltimore prosecutor on woman reporting rape: 'Seems like a conniving little whore' The Washington Post Danielle Paquette August 11, 2016
Baltimore County police to keep untested rape kits indefinitely WBAL TV Adam May January 3, 2017
Baltimore County Police Say Detectives Will Now Interview Every Rape Victim Buzzfeed Alex Campbell and Katie J.M. Baker October 20, 2016
Baltimore County announces changes to sex assault investigations The Baltimore Sun Pamela Wood February 8, 2017
Bail set at $500K for suspected attacker caught by DNA Sari Soffer September 15, 2015
Backlogs: More Resources Needed to Test Evidence Kits Parkersburg News & Sentinel October 20, 2017
Backlogged rape kit finally yields a DNA match for 2008 Utah case Salt Lake Tribune Michael McFall September 3, 2015
Backlogged Memphis rape kit tied to serial killer, rapist WMC Action News 5 KFVS May 24, 2017
Backlogged The Pitt News Nikita Karulkar February 23, 2017
Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Slowly Starts to Diminish Good 4 Utah Glen Beeby January 19, 2016
Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits On The Agenda When Lawmakers Return To State Capitol Capital Public Radio Ben Bradford August 17, 2017
Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits On The Agenda When Lawmakers Return To State Capitol Capital Public Radio Ben Bradford August 17, 2017
Backlog of untested rape kits in Florida far worse than earlier estimates Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace January 4, 2016
Backlog of untested rape kits affects cases throughout the state Justin Madden March 2, 2015
Backlog of sex crime kits will never happen again, Flint police chief pledges Molly Young April 3, 2015
Backlog of rape kits to cost Memphis $6.5M, take 5 years to test, Wharton says The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia February 12, 2014
Backlog Of Rape Kits In Michigan Nearing Completion WEMU 89.1 Rick Pluta September 3, 2015
Backlog of 3,482 untested rape kits in Minnesota is revealed Bring Me The News Melissa Turtinen November 12, 2015
Backlog of 1,140 Montana Rape Kits Sent Out For DNA Testing KGVO Jon King July 10, 2017
Backlog leads to 18-month-wait for rape kit results, Durham police acknowledge IndyWeek John H. Tucker April 23, 2015
Backlog In Rape Kit Testing Persists NBC Chicago Carol Marin, Don Moseley June 11, 2015
Backlog Backlash: City Hall’s response to untested rape kits sparks resentment, questions The Memphis Daily News Bill Dries March 22, 2014
Backlog at state crime lab creates opportunity for criminal defendants KBTX Dan Beedie August 2, 2017
AZ police departments have more than 6,000 untested rape kits ABC 15 Arizona Dave Biscobing November 3, 2016


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