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 descending Post Date
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate http://www.wlwt.com/news/police-rape-suspects-dna-matched-at-1-in-13-quintillion-rate/37641290 January 26, 2016
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015

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