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
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 Kentucky.com Justin Madden March 2, 2015
Backlog of sex crime kits will never happen again, Flint police chief pledges MLive.com 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
Avon Trail Sex Assault Suspect Was Working Near Site of Attack Hartford Courant David Owens and Ken Byron July 7, 2015
Avon Sexual Assault Suspect's DNA Compared in Simsbury Homicide Investigation Simsbury Patch Erin Quinlan July 8, 2015
Authorities Work to Send Completed Rape Kits to State Crime Lab Arkansas Matters September 23, 2015
Authorities Invest $80 Million in Ending the Rape Kit Backlog TIME.com Eliza Gray September 10, 2015
Austin, Travis County authorities to receive money to solve rape cases My Statesman Katie Urbaszewski September 11, 2015
Austin ‘condones rape,’ committee leaders charge Austin American-Statesman Tony Plohetski July 13, 2017

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