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
Auditor announces plan to clear rape kit backlog April 15, 2015
State auditor launches statewide count of untested sexual-assault kits Jack Brammer April 15, 2015
Members of Michigan Delegation Meet with Advocates to Address Issue of Untested Rape Kits Senator Gary Peters April 15, 2015
Funding sought to battle backlog in Michigan rape cases Detroit Free Press Todd Spangler April 15, 2015
Auditor Edelen launches review of untested rape kits in hands of law enforcement CN2 Kevin Wheatley April 15, 2015
Minnesota State Senate wants count of untested rape kits statewide Crookston Times Kia Farhang April 15, 2015
Auditor to count number of untested rape kits The Courier-Journal Tom Loftus April 15, 2015
PA House OKs bill to put sexual assault investigations on fast track FOX 43 VWaltz April 15, 2015
State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits Statewide CBS Minnesota April 14, 2015
Seeking Justice: How sexual assault victims can pursue action The Butler Collegian Matthew Vantryon April 14, 2015
Worthy pushes for more funding to prosecute rapists The Detroit News David Shepardson April 14, 2015
Louisiana legislators propose several sexual assault policy bills The Gambit Alex Woodward April 13, 2015
Rape kit legislation headed to governor WRCBTV April 13, 2015
Inside the Police Failure to Stop Darren Sharper's Rape Spree Newsweek T Christian Miller, Ryan Gabrielson, Ramon Antonio Varga, John Simerman April 11, 2015
Sabrina Morrison: Police Negligence Allowed Man To Rape Mentally Disabled Niece For Years Inquistr April 11, 2015
Police: DNA Links Texas Man to 2008 Sexual Assault of Sleeping 10-Year-Old Santa Ana Girl CBS Los Angeles April 10, 2015
Trial ordered for E. Idaho man charged in cold-case killing Idaho Statesman Associated Press April 10, 2015
Study sheds light on Detroit's rape kit backlog Detroit Metro Times Lauren Madison April 10, 2015
East Grand Forks man sentenced to jail for 2012 sexual assault Grand Forks Herald Anna Burleson April 10, 2015
Work starts on righting wrong on untested rape kits Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press Editorial Board April 10, 2015
Pocatello Man To Stand Trial for First Degree Murder KMVT Paul Johnson April 10, 2015
Maryland Legislators Look to Tackle Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz April 9, 2015
Sex crime kits explained - How evidence is collected, analyzed, and used in court Molly Young April 9, 2015
Darren Sharper's Rape Spree Shows Why Athletes Get Away With Crimes Vice Jessica Luther April 9, 2015
Clarification: Detroit Rape Kits Story ABC News Alisha Green April 9, 2015


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