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
Portland Police's culture of 'I didn't know': Editorial Agenda 2015 Oregonian Editorial Board September 19, 2015
Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits SeattlePI September 19, 2015
Florida must clear rape kit backlog Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Sun Sentinel September 19, 2015
Maricopa County to test rape kits with no "no evidentiary value" 12 News Joe Dana September 18, 2015
State Auditor to release untested rape kit report WHAS 11 ABC September 18, 2015
Plano man sentenced to 70 years for aggravated sexual assault Press Releases September 18, 2015
Legislation requires all rape kits to be tested News 4 Jax Mike Vasilinda September 18, 2015
Proposed bill could help speed up Florida rape investigations ABC 7 My Suncoast September 18, 2015
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
Legislation Sets Rape Kit Testing Deadline Capitol News Services Mike Vasilinda September 18, 2015
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 18, 2015
Work group on untested rape kits meets for first time 13 News Now Laura Geller September 18, 2015
Our View: Grant offers hope of solving long-dormant cases Fay Observer September 18, 2015
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape Kits CBS Miami September 17, 2015
Bill seeks quicker testing of rape kits News 4 Jax September 17, 2015
Two bills filed in Legislature to deal with rape-kit backlog in Florida Orlando Weekly Erin Sullivan September 17, 2015
Man arrested for 1999 sexual assault Courier Journal Associated Press September 17, 2015
'PERK Kit Work group' set up by Gov. McAuliffe meets today, invites public for comment ABC 8 News WRIC Newsroom September 17, 2015
TPD Gets Grant to Analyze Sexual Assault Evidence Arizona Public Media Mariana Dale September 17, 2015
Prosecutor backs expanded DNA testing Boston Globe Evan Allen September 17, 2015
DNA evidence leads to third cold case arrest in 7 days Indy Star Justin L. Mack September 16, 2015
Grant money, projects expected to keep Cold Case Sex Assault Unit busy 'for years' Fay Observer Nancy McCleary September 16, 2015
Mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler weighs in on Police Bureau's stockpile of untested sex assault kits Maxine Bernstein September 16, 2015
Advocates Urge White House to Implement Rape Kit Law RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick September 16, 2015


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