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DNA sampling

Part of local police procedure for many years

June 16, 2013
By GIB SNYDER - OBSERVER City Editor , The OBSERVER

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court in a case from Maryland that a person's DNA may be taken when they are arrested, and prior to a conviction, supports the position of state's having the say about when DNA may be collected. In New York, the law states DNA samples may be taken only upon conviction of certain crimes.

 
 

 

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