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
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015
Disturbing new evidence of backlog of untested rape kits CBS News May 19, 2015
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog April 1, 2015
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
Man gets 5 years for 2006 sexual assault of 13-year-old girl in Ford Heights FOX 32 Chicago December 10, 2015
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
CMPD disputes national group's claim of untested rape kit numbers WSCOTV May 20, 2015
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
State Auditor Tim Keller Launches Statewide “Rape Kit” Backlog Audit Office of the New Mexico State Auditor May 5, 2016
McCabe named to sexual assault forensic task force Daily Sun Times October 22, 2015
Localities respond to rape kit testing protocols ABC 13 News Now July 15, 2015
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015
Senate Set to Approve Rape Kit Backlog Funds Ms. Magazine June 18, 2014
Editorial: Push for money to test 'rape kits' a hopeful sign Palm Beach Post September 26, 2015
Report finds SMC should keep public updated on rape kit testing The San Francisco Examiner July 13, 2016
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
DeWine releases August sexual assault kit testing initiative update The Pike County Daily August 5, 2014


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