The Backlog

Media 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) Post Datesort ascending
Mich. poised to get funds to process untested rape kits The Detroit News Melissa Nann Burke June 12, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee Approves $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 12, 2015
Event aims to bring men together to talk about sexual assault Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland June 12, 2015
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Backlog In Rape Kit Testing Persists NBC Chicago Carol Marin, Don Moseley June 11, 2015
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
Rape victim breaks silence on nabbing a killer, exonerating a man FOX CT Louisa Moller June 11, 2015
Auditor tackles rape kit reform Kentucky New Era Rebecca Walter June 11, 2015
SF police pledge to clear 400-plus rape kits from before 2003 San Francisco Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb June 10, 2015
San Francisco police to test old rape kits, clear backlog Contra Costa Times Associated Press June 10, 2015
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS SF Bay Area Jeffery Schaub June 10, 2015
Atlanta-Based UPS Partners With Detroit To Track Rape Kits 90.1 WABE Lisa Hagen June 10, 2015
Kentucky Auditor Edelen Holding Stakeholder Meetings on Untested Rape Kits WKU Public Radio Ryland Barton June 10, 2015
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
Preliminary Budget Gives $300,000 to Assess Untested Rape Kits WCTV Jennie Gutierrez June 9, 2015
Detroit, UPS figure out way of sex assault kit backlog USA Today Melanie Eversley June 8, 2015
Can Detroit, UPS partnership combat rape kit backlog? Detroit Free Press Melanie Eversley June 8, 2015
'Early morning' rapist pleads guilty to a 2000 rape and burglary Ida Lieszkovasky June 8, 2015
Worthy, UPS team up to track Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Charles E. Ramirez June 8, 2015
NOPD Police Chief Michael Harrison says sexual assault investigations are ongoing, next update will be in six months Gambit Alex Woodward June 8, 2015
Wayne County partners with UPS to track Detroit rape kits Michigan Radio Sarah Cwik June 8, 2015
Could Florida Be Joining Other States In Looking Into Untested Rape Kits? WFSU Sascha Cordner June 8, 2015
Accused serial rapist, West Mesa murder suspect sentenced in 36 years in rape case KRQE News 13 Kim Holland June 8, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
Rape Kits Dating Back to 2003 Remain Untested San Francisco News Joseph Wilhelm June 7, 2015


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