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
Worthy, UPS team up to track Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Charles E. Ramirez June 8, 2015
NOPD Police Chief Michael Harrison says sexual assault investigations are ongoing, next update will be in six months Gambit Alex Woodward June 8, 2015
Wayne County partners with UPS to track Detroit rape kits Michigan Radio Sarah Cwik June 8, 2015
Could Florida Be Joining Other States In Looking Into Untested Rape Kits? WFSU Sascha Cordner June 8, 2015
Accused serial rapist, West Mesa murder suspect sentenced in 36 years in rape case KRQE News 13 Kim Holland June 8, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
Rape Kits Dating Back to 2003 Remain Untested San Francisco News Joseph Wilhelm June 7, 2015
All of San Francisco's rape victims deserve to have their kits tested San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle June 7, 2015
Sexual assault case against office active again after DNA request, records show Sun Sentinel Kate Jacobson June 6, 2015
7,500-plus Ohio rape kits tested by state for DNA matches SF Examiner Associated Press June 6, 2015
Former police officer charged with murdering a prostitute 30 years ago after DNA match found from investigation into his alleged sexual assault of family member Daily Mail Christopher Brennan June 6, 2015
DeWine releases June sexual assault kit testing initiative update Morrow County Sentinel June 6, 2015
Where's the outrage over abandoned rape kits? Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley June 6, 2015
Rape Kit Tests Put Hundreds Behind Bars in Ohio WSAZ News Cannel Associated Press June 6, 2015
SF Misses Out On $2 Million In Grants To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS San Francisco June 5, 2015
Rape kit testing results in new serial rape charges, including 3 men linked to recently reported cases Rachel Dissell June 5, 2015
S.F. Police Chief Balks at Chance to Track Down Pre-2003 Rapists All Gov California June 5, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Approves $45 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 4, 2015
Ohio leads in reducing rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch June 4, 2015
Police chief, D.A. in dispute over untested S.F. rape kits SF Chronicle Emily Green and Heather Knight June 4, 2015
DA loses $2M in grant funds for rape kit backlog when SFPD won't sign on SF Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb June 4, 2015
Valley looks to 'gold standard' for assault exams Renton Reporter Dean Radford June 4, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Draws Attention of Illinois Lawmakers WSILTV Matthew Searcy, Randy Livingston June 4, 2015
Untested rape kits to be investigated after CBS46 probe CBS 46 Adam Harding June 4, 2015
San Francisco District Attorney, Police Chief at Odds Over Untested Rape Kits NBC Bay Area Mark Matthews June 4, 2015


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