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
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 Cleveland.com 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
More Money Approved for Rape Kit Backlog Memphis Flyer Toby Sells June 3, 2015
More Money Approved for Rape Kit Backlog Commercial Appeal Michael Collins June 3, 2015
Man convicted Tuesday in girl's rape from 26 years ago KRQE News 13 Chelo Rivera June 3, 2015
26 years later, man convicted in girl's rape Albuquerque Journal Scott Sandlin June 3, 2015
Rape-test kits backlogged across country; Jacksonville addresses the issue Jacksonville.com Derek Gilliam June 3, 2015
Rape kit tests try to bring justice, stop new crimes Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley June 2, 2015

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