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
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
More than 13,400 rape kits untested, state says Sun Sentinel Mike Clary, Lisa J. Huriash and Andy Reid January 5, 2016
Testing rape kits in Florida will take years News-Press Melissa Montoya January 5, 2016
FDLE Uncovers Untested Rape Kits Not Submitted By Law Enforcement CBS 12 Michael Buczyner January 5, 2016
Miami PD to begin work on state's largest backlog of untested rape kits Miami Herald David Smiley January 5, 2016
State Attorney Angela Corey on untested rape kits: 'We just have to catch up and we will' Action News JAX Erica Bennett January 5, 2016
New State Law Aims to Help Sexual Assault Victims Central Illinois Proud Marvis Herring January 4, 2016
Backlog of untested rape kits in Florida far worse than earlier estimates Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace January 4, 2016
Convicted sex offender charged in Fargo rape InForum Adrian Glass-Moore January 4, 2016
Man facing new charge of sexual assault Kenosha News Janine Anderson January 4, 2016
Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it has backlog of 13,000-plus rape test kits The Ledger Clifford Parody January 4, 2016
State releases Florida rape kit backlog assessment results Jacksonville.com Dan Scanlan January 4, 2016
With Sex Workers Too, Rape Is Still Rape RH Reality Check Kate D'Adamo January 4, 2016
FDLE: More than 1,000 SWFL rape kits, thousands statewide, remain untested WINK News January 4, 2016

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