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
Mesquite man facing charges in three cases Ion Mesquite Kent Miller January 29, 2016
Ann Arbor police rank 6th in state for highest number of untested rape kits The Michigan Daily Emma Kerr, Riyah Basha January 29, 2016
DNA links serial sexual predator to third victim Athens News David DeWitt January 29, 2016
New bill aims to end backlog in untested rape kits KATU 2 Stephen Mayer January 29, 2016
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested January 29, 2016
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and EMU Police Among Michigan Agencies With Untested Rape Kits WEMU 89.1 Amanda LeClaire January 29, 2016
Rape kit results tie man to second rape case FOX 13 Memphis January 29, 2016
New Bill Supports Rape Kit Testing Sammi Bjelland Keloland January 29, 2016
Tempe PD ready for backlog of rape kits to be tested after grant awarded ABC 15 Arizona Joe Bartels January 29, 2016
Bevin's Budget to Address Kentucky's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Tristate Homepage January 28, 2016
DNA leads to charges in a 1990 rape case in Lebanon The Indy Channel Mike Pelton January 28, 2016
Man charged in 1990 rape case linked by DNA evidence WLFI Staff January 28, 2016
Rape kit ties man to second rape case in Memphis George Brown January 28, 2016
Bay County's 48 untested sexual assault kits will be in analyzed in a lab Cole Waterman January 28, 2016
Update: Midland Police chief says each untested sexual assault evidence kit was investigated Our Midland January 28, 2016
1,189 more untested rape kits in Michigan, survey by AG Schuette finds Brad Deveraux January 28, 2016
Schuette: 1,819 untested rape kits outside Wayne Co. The Detroit News James David Dickson January 28, 2016
Ducey names task force to clear rape kit backlog Mohave Valley Daily News January 28, 2016
West Michigan police chiefs explain untested rape kits WWMT Walter Smith-Randolph January 28, 2016
Toledo man indicted after rape kit of minor matches DNA: BCI NBC 24 Christopher Burns January 28, 2016
Sexual assault task force sets out to clear backlog of untested kits Cronkite News Audrey Weil January 28, 2016
MSP, AG to begin testing, investigation and prosecution of sex assault kits WWMT January 28, 2016
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida TC Palm Editorial Board January 28, 2016
DNA helps police find suspect in 2010 Fayetteville sexual assault case WRAL January 28, 2016
At last, lawmakers pushing rape kit testing Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Editorial Board January 28, 2016


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