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
Lawmakers propose funding bump to speed up rape kit testing Alex LeFriec April 7, 2015
Report: Detroit model in effort to clear rape-kit backlog UT San Diego Alisha Green April 7, 2015
11,000 untested rape kits: Detroit police 'cut corner,' blamed victims, report says Gus Burns April 7, 2015
Report: Staffing, attitudes aided rape-kit backlog, but Detroit's fix could be national model US News Associated Press April 7, 2015
Detroit rape kit testing model could help other cities Michigan Radio Rebecca Kruth April 7, 2015
Survey Focuses On Sexual Assaults on MSU Campus WLNS April 6, 2015
Psychologists honor MSU professor for sex assault research Washington Times Associated Press April 6, 2015
More than a dozen women join untested rape kits lawsuit WMC Action News 5 Kontji Anthony April 6, 2015
Rape kit testing leads to charges against Cleveland man in unsolved rapes of 3 women Rachel Dissell April 3, 2015
Police get help from TV show to test rape kits Livingston Daily Associated Press April 3, 2015
Backlog of sex crime kits will never happen again, Flint police chief pledges Molly Young April 3, 2015
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
Cardin deserves credit for rape-kit legislation Baltimore Sun Stacy Gold April 3, 2015
Rape victim pushes for change in laws East Oregonian Kathy Aney April 3, 2015
Accused 3-time rapist indicted after Sexual Assault Kit Task Force investigation News Net 5 News Net 5 Staff April 3, 2015
Sex crime kits backlog could shift money in Flint police budget, chief says Ron Fonger April 3, 2015
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Cold Rape Cases Cracked In Cleveland WTAM 1100 Carmen Angelo April 3, 2015
Auditor To Catalogue Untested Rape Kits WUKY Josh James April 2, 2015
Nearly 250 untested sex crime kits discovered at Flint Police Gary Ridley April 2, 2015
Ohio man sentenced to 110 years on rape charges Associated Press UticaOD April 1, 2015
Speaker Madigan wants $6 million increase to speed up testing of rape kits Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk April 1, 2015
SAK Testing Initiative Resolving Old Cases NewsWatchman Mike DeWine April 1, 2015
DNA testing underway in group-home sex cases Daily Commercial Millard K. Ives April 1, 2015
Jefferson Healthcare nurses to attend SANE training PT Leader Allison Arthur April 1, 2015


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