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
Untested rape kits could hold key to unsolved cases Greenville Online Anna Lee, Liv Osby, Tim Smith July 17, 2015
New report says 63 percent of Greenville sexual assault kits remain untested SC Now Anna Lee July 17, 2015
Recent report on rape kits has rape survivor Julie Weil once again standing up for change WPTV Jason Hackett July 17, 2015
Thousands of sexual assault kits in Texas remain untested WYTX 19 CBS Samuel King July 17, 2015
A 2 Wants to Know Investigation: Untested Rape Kits WFMY News 2 Lechelle L Yates July 17, 2015
Colorado finishes testing backlogged rape kits; Now uploading the results to national database ABC 7 News Phil Tenser, Jason Foster July 17, 2015
#TestTheKits: Sacramento County works to clear rape kit backlog News 10 ABC Thom Jensen July 17, 2015
Rape Kits Go Untested in Central Texas KCENTV Rissa Shaw July 17, 2015
Houston's rape kit backlog cleared, but thousands of kits untested nationwide KHOU Scott Noll July 16, 2015
No excuse for Rochester police's rape kit backlog Democrat & Chronicle Editorial Board July 16, 2015
Tennessee pushes to clear rape kit backlog The Tennessean Jordan Bule July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Michigan Edition) WZZM Lee VanAmeyde July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Law enforcement policies on sexual assault kits 13 WMAZ Paula Rotondo July 16, 2015
Statewide backlog of rape kit tests eliminated KOAA 5 Andy Koen July 16, 2015
70,000 untested rape kits USA Today found is fraction of total KHOU Steve Reilly July 16, 2015
Delaware rape kit stored but never tested Delaware Online Brittany Horn July 16, 2015
Hundreds of sexual assault kits untested in NELA The News Star Scott Rogers July 16, 2015
Not all sexual assault kits go to the lab The Star Press Douglas Walker July 16, 2015
BPD changes procedure after finding untested sexual assault kits in inventory 12 News Now Leah Durain July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Coachella Valley rape kits left untested The Desert Sun Brett Kelman July 16, 2015
Nearly 200 RPD rape kits untested Democrat & Chronicle Jon Hand and Sean Lahman July 16, 2015
Testing of rape kit varies by agency SC Times David Unze July 16, 2015
Bill could get untested rape kits off police shelves Joseph P. Smith The Daily Journal July 16, 2015
How many of the nearly 90 John Does indicted in rape kit cases will ever see a courtroom Rachel Dissell July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015


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