DNA Newsletter | April 2018

 April 2018

April 2018

Forensics in the News

The California Supreme Court has issued a decision in P v. Buza, ruling that the state’s controversial DNA arrestee law did not violate the defendant’s constitutional rights. Enacted in 2004, California’s Proposition 69 allows law enforcement to take DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of felony and enter them into the state’s DNA database. To date, there are tens of thousands of DNA samples stored in the state database that were collected from people arrested, but never charged or convicted of a felony. (Los Angeles Times)