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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Adjudications in Circuit Court Beebe News August 12, 2015
VP Biden Visits Baltimore County, Wants To Reduce Untested Rape Kits CBS Baltimore Rick Ritter March 16, 2015
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test more than 2000 untested sexual assault evidence kits Augusta Free Press September 10, 2015
This Man’s Heartbreaking Story Shows How Lawyers Coerce Too Many Innocent People to Plead Guilty Atlanta Black Star Ricky Riley February 4, 2017
Thousands of untested rape kits discovered in Atlanta, Athens Atlanta Sun Times Will Hager May 12, 2015
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
Special squad gets forensic kit for rape investigation The Times of India Mohammed Akhef December 19, 2013
Man charged with armed kidnapping, rape in 2010 Hollywood case Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 25, 2014
Rape kits, finally tested years later, lead to two arrests Sun Sentinel Linda Trischitta June 20, 2014
LAPD clears decades-old backlog of untested DNA evidence Los Angeles Times Joel Rubin February 1, 2011
DNA backlog grows with LAPD lab hiring on hold Los Angeles Times Joel Rubin January 15, 2010
State police analyze backlog of 4,000 rape kits Chicago Tribune Annie Sweeney December 18, 2013
Woman's lawsuit claims Harvey failed to test rape kit Chicago Tribune Dawn Rhodes March 21, 2012
State crime lab reports more than 4,000 untested rape kits Chicago Tribune Megan Twohey February 16, 2011
Rape kit exams not available on area campuses The Baltimore Sun Danae King September 1, 2014
Ducey addresses big concerns with little financial details Arizona Sonora News David McGlothlin January 13, 2016
Lebanon man sentenced for sex assaults on teen girl Lebanon Daily News Les Stewart October 29, 2015
Private Contractors Proposed By Mayor To Clear Houston's Rape Kit Backlog NPR KUHF Houston Pat Hernandez February 13, 2013
Dozens Of Untested Rape Kits Found In Police Evidence Room AOL News - WGN Tom Negovan November 20, 2012
Thousands of rape kits are sitting in crime labs untested AOL News Angela Taylor November 20, 2012
Thousands of Detroit rape victims may never see justice Al Jazeera America Bisi Onile-Ere November 13, 2013
Ex-student can sue school in Alabama 'rape bait' case, appeals court rules Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor August 13, 2015
Memphis police ID suspects while clearing rape kit backlog Al Jazeera America Associated Press March 10, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015


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