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
Thousands of Samples: Untested Rape Kits Hold Evidence WVTF Radio Tommie McNeil September 24, 2015
Rape, abuse survivors share stories as part of new action team myPalmBeachPost Hannah Winston September 23, 2015
LMPD making changes after state audit on rape kits WAVE 3 News William Joy September 23, 2015
Authorities Work to Send Completed Rape Kits to State Crime Lab Arkansas Matters September 23, 2015
Guest commentary: Testing unprocessed rape kits is public safety issue Naples News Pam Bondi September 23, 2015
Miami Beach police link DNA from sexual assault to serial 'creeper' Local 10 Amanda Batchelor September 23, 2015
After a long battle, VA's backlog finally winds down The Hill Brandon Friedman September 23, 2015
Rape kits untested in Kentucky, destroyed in North Carolina CNN Ashley Fantz and Dana Ford September 22, 2015
Criminal Justice Council Receives Award to Address Untested Rape Kits September 22, 2015
Time to treat rape like a serious crime September 22, 2015
Justice in Storage Weld for Birmingham Michelle Love September 22, 2015
Fayetteville North Carolina Police Throw Out 333 Rape Kits to Make Room for Other Evidence Natasha Noman September 22, 2015
Ky. audit explains rape-kit backlog problem The Courier-Journal September 22, 2015
2,000-plus pending sexual assault kits identified in Kansas CJ Online September 21, 2015
Adam Edelen says 3,090 sexual assault kits untested in state; calls for reforms and more funding CN2 Don Weber September 21, 2015
Auditor: More than 3,000 rape kits untested in state Mark Vanderhoff September 21, 2015
Auditor Edelen Releases Special Report on Sexual Assault Evidence in KY WDRB September 21, 2015
Report: More than 3,000 rape kits untested in state Richmond Register Associated Press September 21, 2015
Kentucky auditor Adam Edelen pledges to get 3,000 rape kits tested WDRB Emily Mieure September 21, 2015
Fayetteville PD Admits To Destroying Over 300 Sexual Assault Kits After Audit Time Warner Cable News TWC News September 21, 2015
Fayetteville police: Better handling of rape kit needed WRAL September 21, 2015
Fayetteville police destroy 333 sexual assault kits as part of 'poor procedure' WNCN Jeff Reeves September 21, 2015
No bond for man charged with 1985 murder, sexual assault in Glen Ellyn Chicago Sun-Times Jordan Owene September 21, 2015
State to air report today on rape-kit problem The Courier-Journal Matthew Glowicki September 21, 2015
Untested rape kits: A look at 2 local cases The Ledger Clifford Parody September 21, 2015


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