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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
$1 million in federal grant money goes to WV for reducing backlog of untested rape kits December 11, 2015
Rape kit testing at the heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case WOWO Darrin Wright January 31, 2016
Group Finds Untested Rape Kit Backlog In Milwaukee And Across State Wisconsin Public Radio Chris Malina October 7, 2014
Thousands Awaiting Justice Are Closer to Day in Court WPSD Local 6 Blake Stevens October 12, 2017
KY bill authorizes a study on backlogged rape kits WPSD Local Brianna Conner, Mike Spissinger March 18, 2015
Julie Weil takes her story to lawmakers asking for funds to test backlogged rape kits NBC5 WPTV Shannon Cake May 20, 2013
Recent report on rape kits has rape survivor Julie Weil once again standing up for change WPTV Jason Hackett July 16, 2015
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested May 25, 2016
Eau Claire Man First Person Charged in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative WQOW Samantha Wensel February 20, 2018
Fayetteville police: Better handling of rape kit needed WRAL September 21, 2015
DNA helps police find suspect in 2010 Fayetteville sexual assault case WRAL January 27, 2016
Rape kit legislation headed to governor WRCBTV April 13, 2015
DA, Chattanooga police chief support testing backlogged rape kits WRCBTV Beth Burger, Dan Kennedy May 13, 2015
3 INVESTIGATES: More than 250 sexual assault kits never sent to crime lab WRCBTV Beth Burger, Dan Kennedy May 18, 2015
3 Investigates: Destruction of rape kits under review following Channel 3 investigation WRCBTV Beth Burger June 1, 2015
TBI receives almost $1 million to eliminate sexual assault kit backlog WRCBTV September 10, 2015
Memphis police evidence facility to address rape kit backlog WRCBTV Associated Press December 26, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Subject of Congressional Hearing WSAV Sheila Parker May 20, 2015
SANE nurses trained to help victims of sexual assault WSAW Emma Henderson February 7, 2017
Justice efforts continue for untested rape kits in West Virginia Alyssa Pasinik December 11, 2015
HPD and Marshall University Team Up to Solve Sex Assault Crimes WSAZ News Channel 3 Kellie Meyer August 19, 2015
Rape Kit Tests Put Hundreds Behind Bars in Ohio WSAZ News Cannel Associated Press June 6, 2015
DNA clears serial rape suspect News 95.5 Sandra Parrish July 6, 2015
88 suspects identified after GBI tests old rape kits WSB TV Richard Elliott July 24, 2017
88 suspects identified after GBI tests old rape kits WSB-TV Atlanta Richard Elliot July 24, 2017


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