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
Austin police still working on plan to resolve rape kit backlog Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell September 16, 2016
Austin police pledge to find money to clear up rape kit backlog Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell September 12, 2016
Austin Police Partner with UNT Health Science Center Daily Texan Gabby Lanza August 31, 2017
Austin Police Department’s rape kit backlog receives much needed help Community Impact Christopher Neely February 16, 2017
Austin leaders weigh agreement with Dallas County to test rape kits Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell November 1, 2016
Austin Chief Introduces New DNA Lab Director American-Statesman Katie Hall April 10, 2018
Austin Budget Request Aims to Better Support Survivors of Sexual Assault KXAN Kylie McGivern September 6, 2017
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 11, 2015
Aurora police to make changes to DNA evidence storage, procedures The Denver Post Carlos Illescas June 27, 2014
August Detroit gang rapes unrelated to those in July, police say Gus Burns September 3, 2015
Audits show increase in rape kit submissions to state lab Idaho Press-Tribune Ruth Brown November 2, 2016
Audits of State’s Untested Rape Kits Unlikely to be Completed by Deadline The Frontier Kassie McClung December 28, 2017
Auditor: Poor tracking, police doubts behind nation's worst rape kit backlog Santa Fe New Mexican Uriel J. Garcia December 7, 2016
Auditor: More than 3,000 rape kits untested in state Mark Vanderhoff September 21, 2015
Auditor-Elect Mike Harmon: Investigation of Untested Rape Kits To Go On Ryland Barton November 10, 2015
Auditor to count number of untested rape kits The Courier-Journal Tom Loftus April 15, 2015
Auditor To Catalogue Untested Rape Kits WUKY Josh James April 2, 2015
Auditor tackles rape kit reform Kentucky New Era Rebecca Walter June 11, 2015
Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits SeattlePI September 19, 2015
Auditor General Works to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog 69 News 69 News February 5, 2018
Auditor General DePasquale Plans Special Report on 1,852 Backlogged Untested Rape Kits Reported to Department of Health Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General May 4, 2016
Auditor General DePasquale notes improvement in rape kit backlog Ellwood City Ledger December 21, 2016
Auditor General DePasquale calls on state lawmakers to act on backlog to get 3,000 sexual assault kits tested The Beaver County Times J.D. Prose September 7, 2016
Auditor Edelen Releases Special Report on Sexual Assault Evidence in KY WDRB September 21, 2015
Auditor Edelen launches review of untested rape kits in hands of law enforcement CN2 Kevin Wheatley April 15, 2015


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