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
Bexar County's Forensic Lab Isn't Thrilled With State Plans to Address Rape Kit Backlog San Antonio Current Alex Zielinski April 11, 2017
Bevin's Budget to Address Kentucky's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Tristate Homepage January 28, 2016
Best way to help rape victims? Test every rape kit Sacramento Bee The Editorial Board January 9, 2016
Beshear Names Leadership Team The State Journal Brad Bowman December 18, 2015
Beshear Establishes Cold Case Unit to Seek Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Kentucky New Era Kentucky Press News Service January 16, 2018
Beshear announces ‘Tool Kit’ to support law enforcement in backlog investigations, prosecutions The State Journal Kentucky Press News Service December 7, 2016
Belated DNA testing links unsolved crimes to 'tag team' rapists Rachel Dissell August 27, 2015
Being raped in a bankrupt city BuzzFeed Emily Orley March 27, 2014
Behind the scenes: The challenges of testing rape kits ABC 8 News Kerri O'Brien July 15, 2015
BCA finds nearly 3,500 untested rape kits across MN MPR News Riham Feshir November 12, 2015
BCA finds nearly 3,500 untested rape kits across MN Twin Cities Elizabeth Mohr November 13, 2015
Bay County's 48 untested sexual assault kits will be in analyzed in a lab Cole Waterman January 28, 2016
Bay Area Leaders Outraged at Berkeley Police Lapse on Rape Kit San Francisco Chronicle Melody Gutierrez March 15, 2018
Bay area joins movement to process critical rape evidence Tampa Tribune Elizabeth Behrman August 2, 2015
Battling the Backlog: More Than 1,100 Potentially Untested and Unsolved Sexual Assault Kits in KC 23 ABC News Bakersfield Jessica Harrington & Joe Conroy October 1, 2017
Battling rape on campus Illinois Times Patrick Yeagle May 7, 2015
Battle Creek Man Sentenced to Nearly 80 Years for 2002 Rape Battle Creek Enquirer Trace Christenson February 9, 2018
Baton Rouge Police: DNA evidence links pair to 1995 rape; woman given choice to be raped 'or die' The Advocate Bryn Stole January 19, 2016
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
Baker: Criminal Justice Reform Comes With A Price Tag WBUR News Katie Lannan April 18, 2018
Bail set at $500K for suspected attacker caught by DNA Sari Soffer September 15, 2015


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