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
Ohio prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog WBNS-10TV Associated Press December 13, 2014
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
SF police clear 10-year rape test kit backlog San Fransisco Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb December 12, 2014
Why Won't Washington Work: Funding to fix backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits stuck in Congress CNN Jake Tapper December 11, 2014
Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS New York Peter Haskell December 11, 2014
Money To Address Rape Kit Backlog In Congressional Spending Bill BuzzFeed News Alison Vingiano December 10, 2014
National Rape Kit Backlog Gets a $35 Million Boost The Epoch Times Genevieve Belmaker December 9, 2014
Officials: No rape kit backlog in Frederick County The Frederick News-Post Paige Jones December 7, 2014
Raleigh man who stole shrimp matches DNA from 2000 rape case WNCN WNCN Staff December 5, 2014
DNA evidence leads to arrest in 2000 Raleigh rape case News Observer Ron Gallagher December 5, 2014
Santa Fe cold case from 29 years ago not forgotten Albuquerque Journal Andy Stiny December 4, 2014
Council says mayor needs to pay up for rape kit testing WREG Memphis Molly Smith December 2, 2014
Salt Lake City moves to update investigation strategy for sex assaults The Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart December 2, 2014
Up to $3.2M may be available for Memphis rape kit testing The Commercial Appeal Daniel Connelly December 2, 2014
Bill would end time limit on rape cases in Ohio The Columbus Dispatch Jim Siegel November 26, 2014
Cleveland-area woman who survived 1993 rape urges state lawmakers to eliminate 20-year statute of limitations that set her attacker free The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell November 26, 2014
Salt Lake City police chief vows end to rape-probe backlog The Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart November 25, 2014
SPD leaves most rape kit evidence on the shelf KING6 News Linda Byron November 25, 2014
KBI surveys law enforcement agencies on rape kits Kansas First News Brian Dulle November 24, 2014
Cosby Rape Allegations: It’s Time To End The Statute Of Limitations In Sexual Assault Cases WBUR Public Radio Eileen McNamara November 24, 2014
Editorial: Program puts spotlight on untested rape kits The Topeka Capital-Journal Editorial Board November 24, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby asks judge to give him maximum sentence for 12th rape conviction The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell November 24, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
KBI surveying local law enforcement on unprocessed sexual assault kits The Topeka-Capital Journal Ann Marie Bush November 23, 2014
Cuyahoga County's rape kit backlog will be eliminated more swiftly, preventing additional attacks, with support from Attorney General Mike DeWine and the county The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell November 21, 2014

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