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
Editorial: Address disgraceful, disrespectful rape kit backlog My Palm Beach Post January 16, 2016
California Bill Aimed At Reducing Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Passes Committee CBS Los Angeles September 1, 2017
Bill to address rape kit backlog yields high results WFMJ March 9, 2015
Florida data show 10,900 sexual-assault kits still untested CBS News November 3, 2015
Agencies with most untested rape kits defend practices December 8, 2015
Police: DNA links recent sexual attack to 'The Creeper' Palm Beach Post September 24, 2015
Politicians pledge nearly $80M for rape-kit testing New York Post September 10, 2015
Arizona police arrest Arkansas fugitive also wanted for Utah child rape KATV June 23, 2015
Rape-kit Testing at Heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case Public News Service January 27, 2016
Department of Health releases 2017 report on untested sexual assault kits and backlogged evidence FOX 43 May 2, 2017
Mississippi Rape Victims Have To Travel To Get Care Local Memphis November 6, 2015
2 arrested for 2008 sex assault after rape kits tested WFAA 8 ABC January 7, 2016
State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits Statewide CBS Minnesota April 14, 2015
Some Relief for Tennessee Rape Kit Testing Backlog Public News Service September 14, 2015
Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits SeattlePI September 19, 2015
Millions Assigned To Clear Rape Kit Backlog MSN September 10, 2015
Bill would end backlog of Oregon untested rape kits KGW February 2, 2016
Sen. Baldwin speaks out about rape kit backlog NBC 26 October 6, 2016
Untested rape kits in Idaho raise concerns Chron November 9, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder: Law requires sexual assault evidence kits be analyzed quickly to bring justice, peace of mind State of Michigan June 26, 2014
Minnesota law enforcement agencies tally untested rape kits SF Gate August 2, 2015
Auditor Edelen Releases Special Report on Sexual Assault Evidence in KY WDRB September 21, 2015
Fulton rapes go unreported Atlanta Journal Constitution June 13, 2015
Channel 2 investigates Georgia rape kits going untested WSBTV 2 Atlanta January 29, 2016
Albuquerque to Test Huge Rape Kit Backlog Public News Service October 10, 2017


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