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
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate http://www.wlwt.com/news/police-rape-suspects-dna-matched-at-1-in-13-quintillion-rate/37641290 January 26, 2016
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested WPXI.com May 25, 2016
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits WIBW.com September 15, 2015
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016

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