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
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
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
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Should state collect DNA on felony arrests? Courier Journal January 1, 2016
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015

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