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) Post Datesort ascending
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
Sexual assault task force sets out to clear backlog of untested kits Cronkite News Audrey Weil January 28, 2016
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida TC Palm Editorial Board 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 EndTheBacklog 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
DNA helps police find suspect in 2010 Fayetteville sexual assault case WRAL January 27, 2016
At last, lawmakers pushing rape kit testing The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board January 27, 2016
North shore agencies launch new cooperative protocol for handling sex-assault cases The New Orleans Advocate Sara Pagones January 27, 2016
Pima Co. Attorney, Cochise Co. Sheriff appointed to task force targeting untested rape kits Tucson News Now Sim Lisaius January 27, 2016
Victim of On-Campus Rape Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents Daily Nexus Nicolas Bogel-Burroughs January 27, 2016
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
Ducey Appoints Task Force To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Associated Press January 27, 2016
Rape-kit Testing at Heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case Public News Service January 27, 2016
Governor Ducey Launches Special Team To Help Clear Rape Kit Backlog Prescott eNews Lynne LaMaster January 27, 2016
Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog KYMA Heather Yako January 27, 2016
UCSB Rape Victim Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents in 2014 Attack Noozhawk Lara Cooper January 26, 2016
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate January 26, 2016
Akron man sentenced for sexual assault of foreign exchange student Adam Ferrise January 26, 2016
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
Bill to fund processing rape evidence advances Farmington Daily Times Uriel J. Garcia January 25, 2016
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
Legislation aimed at addressing the backlog of untested rape kits in the state would appropriate $1.2 million to hire more forensic scientists to process DNA evidence from sexual assault cases Daily Journal Associated Press January 25, 2016


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