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
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
Channel 2 investigates Georgia rape kits going untested WSBTV 2 Atlanta January 29, 2016
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
Report: Thousands of Rape Kits Left Untested in Virginia ABC 13 Mona Abdi July 7, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Draws Attention of Illinois Lawmakers WSILTV Matthew Searcy, Randy Livingston June 4, 2015
DNA Leads to Man's Arrest in 1995 Rape Wall Street Journal Sonja Sharp May 1, 2015
Funds Dedicated to Clear Untested Rape Kit Backlog Wall Street Journal Rebecca Davis O'Brien September 10, 2015
CMPD to get more resources to solve sex crimes WSOC TV Joe Bruno February 9, 2017
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reveal new funding for rape kits WSCOTV September 11, 2015
Congressional hearing to address rape kit backlog WSCOTV May 19, 2015
CMPD disputes national group's claim of untested rape kit numbers WSCOTV May 20, 2015
New DNA crime lab promises faster results WSOC Charlotte Greg Suskin July 25, 2014
Rape kits found untested at Hollywood PD WSVN News 7 Carmel Cafiero and Danny Cohen January 15, 2014


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