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
Attorney General Brad Schimel punts on rape-kit test data Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle May 16, 2017
Attorney General Beshear Talks Rape Kit Testing, Open Records Lawsuit WEKU Lisa Autry March 29, 2017
Attorney General Appoints Final Members of Sexual Assault Evidence Task Force Montana Public Radio Corin Cates-Carney December 17, 2015
Attorney General announces task force to boost rape prosecutions Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk BND.com March 31, 2015
Attorney General announces nearly 6,000 sexual assault kits tested Pike County News Watchman Ohio Attorney General's Office January 7, 2015
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Attention on rape kit cases turns to the Cuyahoga County suburbs The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 29, 2014
Attacker Linked by DNA to 2 Rapes in 2001 Gets 9 Years in Prison Pacifica Patch Alexander Nguyen October 8, 2015
Atlanta-Based UPS Partners With Detroit To Track Rape Kits 90.1 WABE Lisa Hagen June 10, 2015
Atlanta hospital billed rape victims for exams The Seattle Times Willoughby Mariano August 6, 2015
Atlanta has more untested rape evidence than USA Today tally reveals AJC Willoughby Mariano July 16, 2015
At least 175,000 rape kits are sitting in storage facilities around the country instead of being tested Daily Mail Valerie Siebert May 15, 2017
At least 148 rape kits in Tippecanoe not tested JConline Steven Porter July 17, 2015
At last, lawmakers pushing rape kit testing The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board January 27, 2016
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
At Indiana Senate's urging, State Police to audit untested rape kits Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski April 20, 2017
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
Assemblymember Skinner’s Bill to Expedite Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Assemblymember Skinner’s Bill to Expedite Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Assemblymember Nancy Skinner June 17, 2014
Assembly Passes Simotas' Rape Kit Bill The Times Ledger Bill Parry June 23, 2016
Assault survivors have waited too long Albuquerque Journal Jayann Sepich and Ilse Knecht March 4, 2017
Assault Survivor to Sue City, Officials Over Rape Kit Backlog Houston Chronicle Gabrielle Banks September 25, 2017
As TN Rape Kits Sit on Shelves, State Comptroller Urges Update Public News Service Stephanie Carson February 19, 2018
As Tipton pleads not guilty, rape victim hopes new charges will bring justice Montana Standard Jayme Fraser and Ashley Nerbovig December 14, 2015
As state deadline looms, GBI receives more than 3,500 untested rape kits 11 Alive Atlanta Phillip Kish and Kaitlyn Ross August 22, 2016
As Rape Trial Starts for Atlantan in Massachusetts, Civil Suit Waits in Fulton County Daily Report Greg Land May 1, 2015

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