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 descending Author(s) Post Date
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
The rape kit process explained Billings Gazette Ashley Nerbovig March 26, 2017
Group tasked with seeing how many rape kits aren't sent to state crime lab Billings Gazette November 12, 2015
Guest opinion: Changing the way we talk about rape Billings Gazette Beth Wiley April 2, 2017
Agencies cooperating with request for information on untested rape kits Billings Gazette Holly Michels December 29, 2015
First batch of untested rape kits from around the state could be tested mid-2017 Billings Gazette Holly Michels November 20, 2016
State task force begins looking into protocols for rape kits Billings Gazette Associated Press February 16, 2016
Fort Collins PD changes rape kit testing policy ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon November 18, 2012
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office works to test 11,000 Detroit rape kits to reveal suspects Click On Detroit Chauncey Glover August 30, 2013
Few rape kits tested in Colorado; Police say it's not necessary, victims think otherwise ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon December 10, 2012
Most government hospitals don't use WHO-approved rape kits Mid Day Naveen Nair December 21, 2012
Florida university receives grant for rape kit testing technology Law Office December 4, 2012
ABC15 investigation uncovers thousands of rape kits left untested by Vallet law enforcement ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 11, 2012
McNulty hones in on untested rape kits Our Colorado News Ryan Boldrey December 18, 2012
Lawmakers, law enforcement take action after ABC15 rape kits investigation ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 20, 2012
Brooklyn Man Receives Up To 20 Years In Prison For 1998 Park Slope Rape BKLYNER Pamela Wong June 2, 2017
Rape kits collecting dust across NC Bladen Journal November 3, 2015
Planned Cuyahoga County crime lab might test rape kits from Cleveland police The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell, Leila Atassi May 8, 2010
Cleveland police chief says all new rape kits will be tested; count of older, untested kits continues The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell July 22, 2010
Ohio attorney general, Richard Cordray, pushes statewide discussion about testing rape kits The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell August 22, 2010
Police: Man arrested tied to 12 sexually motivated burglaries in U-District SeattlePI Lynsi Burton May 11, 2015
$41 million to help reduce rape kit backlog SF Gate Henry K. Lee August 12, 2014
To Unclog the Backlog, Craig Watkins Joins In Fight Against Rape Kit Insanity With SANE Dallas Observer Andrea Grimes November 1, 2010
Houston's Rape-Kit Backlog Got 850 Matches in FBI DNA Database Houston Press William Darnell February 24, 2015


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