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 Source Author(s)sort ascending Post Date
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Bill Introduced to Reduce National Rape Kit Backlog 2News September 6, 2017
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 15, 2013
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 2015
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 2015
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 17, 2015
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested January 29, 2016
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015


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