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
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 2015
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape September 28, 2015
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested January 29, 2016
Bill Introduced to Reduce National Rape Kit Backlog 2News September 6, 2017
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing November 17, 2015
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
Nearly 2,000 CODIS Hits Through Sexual Assault Kit Testing The Daily Jeffersonian November 10, 2014
Rape kit testing continuing WTAM 1100 May 21, 2015
Ogden police make arrest in 7-year-old rape case Good 4 Utah June 24, 2015
Alderman Call for Answers on Possible Rape Kit Backlog CBS Chicago July 27, 2015


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