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 ascending Author(s) Post Date
Rape kit retention bill headed to Idaho governor's desk KXAN Phil Prazan March 20, 2017
State forensics looking to streamline rape kits in Texas KXAN Gigi Barnett February 10, 2017
APD’s backlog on cases mount as lab remains shuttered KXAN Cally Bien and Leslie Rangel September 16, 2016
Victims' advocates seeking justice for 1,400 DNA cases left in limbo KXAN Claire Ricke September 1, 2016
More sexual assault evidence collection kits could head to state labs KWQC Kiya Edwards September 10, 2015
First Conviction in Utah from Backlogged Rape Kit Tests KUTV Chris Jones January 31, 2018
BYU research shows Utah police testing more rape kits KUTV Cristina Flores February 23, 2017
BYU Professor Releases Findings on Sexual Assault Kit Study Utah KUTV Heidi Hatch April 7, 2016
Bill to fund testing of all rape kits lands on Gov. Herbert's desk KUTV Lisa Nico March 11, 2017
Could Texas Turn to Charity to Fund a Rape Kit Testing Backlog? KUT Rhonda Fanning March 14, 2017
Testing Rape Kit Backlog Just the First Step KUNR Carrie Kaufman, Michelle Bliss, KNPR September 21, 2015
Lawmakers To Consider Funding For ABQ’s Sexual Assault Evidence Backlog KUNM Marisa DeMarco January 11, 2017
Bill Would Fund Rape-Kit Testing KUNM Marisa Demarco February 2, 2016
Bill Addresses Rape Kit Backlog, LANL Could Resume Nuclear Trigger Production KUNM January 25, 2016
Utah Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Test All Rape Kits KUER Julia Ritchey January 11, 2017
Mandatory Rape Kit Testing Clears Another Hurdle KUER Whittney Evans February 17, 2017
Lawmakers to Tackle Packed 2018 Agenda in Short Legislative Session News10 Jackie Labrecque February 5, 2018
Rape kit backlog has victim fighting back KTUL David Norris February 5, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey rolls out two executive orders in State of the State KTAR January 11, 2016
Gov. Ducey commits to cleaning hundreds of backlogged rape kits KTAR News Kathy Cline October 17, 2016
Phoenix law enforcement receives millions in grants to clear rape kit backlog KTAR News Kathy Cline October 5, 2016
Maricopa County attorney requests federal grants to test sex assault kits KTAR Bob McClay July 22, 2015
DNA Clears Suspect in Rape of Minneapolis Teen ABC 5 Eyewitness News Beth McDonough January 7, 2016
New Minnesota Law Requires Police to Count Untested Rape Kits KSTP Eric Chaloux May 22, 2015
DNA Match Leads to Guilty Plea in Mpls. Rape from 1996 ABC 5 Eyewitness News David Aeikens February 26, 2015


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