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
Editorial: Clear Florida backlog of rape kits Tampa Bay Times The Editorial Board January 8, 2016
How fines to N.Y. banks will pay to test Miami's old rape kits Miami Herald David Smiley January 8, 2016
Letter: Test all rape kits The Ledger Robert Doyle January 8, 2016
Thumb down: Report confirms thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Florida TC Palm The Editorial Board January 8, 2016
Local man sentenced to 40 years in prison for 2 burglaries, sexual assault Washington Post Keith L. Alexander and Victoria St. Martin January 8, 2016
Investigation: Why many rape kits aren't tested News 4 JAX Scott Johnson January 8, 2016
Rape Victim Sues SFPD, Alleges Police Told Her To Go On "Date" With Rapist, Never Tested Kit SF Weekly Doug Brown and Chris Robert January 8, 2016
2 arrested for 2008 sex assault after rape kits tested WFAA 8 ABC January 7, 2016
Kentucky bill would speed collection, testing of rape kits Lawrence Smith January 7, 2016
Woman sues S.F. for failing to investigate her 2010 rape and never testing rape kit SF Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb January 7, 2016
New Mexico Police Have Massive Rape Kit Backlog, Audit Finds RH Reality Check Nicole Knight Shine January 7, 2016
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
New Mexico Audit Finds 5,411 Untested Rape Kits Public News Service Mark Richardson January 7, 2016
DNA Clears Suspect in Rape of Minneapolis Teen ABC 5 Eyewitness News Beth McDonough January 7, 2016
Sheriff's Office plans to catch up on backlog of untested evidence in rape cases Sun Sentinel Andy Reid January 6, 2016
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
Rape kit results rushed by DOJ lab Sonoma West Times & News January 6, 2016
Bill Cosby and the case for ending statute of limitations of rape VOX Emily Crockett January 6, 2016
DNA database leads to conviction in 2013 Texarkana rape TXK Today Field Walsh January 6, 2016
DNA clears Twin Cities man wrongly jailed since Nov. on charges of raping teen Star Tribune Paul Walsh January 6, 2016
Reports identifies problems with untested sexual-assault kits Palm Beach Post Hannah Winston January 6, 2016
Bill seeks state rape-kit standards Tallahassee Democrat Sean Rossman January 5, 2016
Fabiano Santiago: No urgency in testing rape kits amounts to no respect for victims Miami Herald Fabiola Santiago January 5, 2016
Fixing rape kit backlog in FL to cost at least $9M MS News Now January 5, 2016
The rape kit backlog: What the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement proposes Sun Sentinel Linda Trischitta January 5, 2016


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