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
Sen. McConnell supports push to expedite rape kits WHAS 11 Staff WHAS 11 Staff July 21, 2015
Man sentenced in sexual assault of 91-year-old Tempe woman 12 News Associated Press July 21, 2015
State Rep. Adkins calls for sex assault kit-testing mandate First Coast News Clark Fouraker July 21, 2015
Why police say 400 rape kits have gone untested KSFY Bridget Bennett July 21, 2015
Man who shot teen in head gets 144 years in prison 9 News Allison Sylte July 21, 2015
Forensic nurse training another barrier for rape victims Argus Leader Mark Walker July 21, 2015
Man arrested for sexual assault while impersonating cop WUSA Staff WUSA 9 July 21, 2015
Why Haven't 70,000 Rape Kits Been Tested for DNA? NBC News Kate Snow and Rich McHugh July 20, 2015
Latest numbers: how many rape kits still need to be tested WCYB Tiana Bohner July 20, 2015
Local Agencies Confident Untested Rape Kits Not Collecting Dust Valley News Live Bradford Arick July 20, 2015
Tested rape kits turn up suspected serial rapists WLNS Christa Lamendola July 20, 2015
State law could prompt DNA backlog The Town Talk Melissa Gregory July 20, 2015
State, local officials reviewing or changing policies on rape-kit testing USA TODAY Steve Reilly July 20, 2015
7 Investigates: Processing rape kits a priority in Idaho KTVB Tami Tremblay July 20, 2015
Minnesota rape kits go untested KARE 11 Trisha Volpe and Steve Eckert July 20, 2015
S.D. law doesn't require rape kits to be tested Argus Leader Jon Hult July 20, 2015
Editorials from around Ohio WOWK TV Associated Press July 20, 2015
Rape evidence has sat on the shelf for years Argus Leader Mark Walker July 20, 2015
National movement prompts local action on rape kits Tallahassee Democrat Jennifer Portman July 19, 2015
Officials: No clear reason for 5,006 untested rape kits IndyStar Marisa Kwiatkowski July 19, 2015
Waiting for rape kit results is 'stab in my heart' Citizen-Times Tonya Maxwell July 18, 2015
Untested rape kits gather dust across region Press Connects Anthony Borrelli July 18, 2015
Report: At least 70k rape kits remain untested in U.S. police depts PBS NEWSHOUR Hari Sreenivasan July 18, 2015
Lancaster police alleviate untested rape kit backlog Lancaster Eagle-Gazette Spencer Roush July 18, 2015
Montana State Crime Lab Says Over 1,600 Rape Kits Remain Untested NBC Montana July 18, 2015


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