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LAS Sheds Light on Contaminated DNA at City Medical Examiner

These errors led to at least two wrongful arrests, and at least one wrongful entry of a DNA profile into the OCME’s local index, according to The Appeal.
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LAS Slams City for Piecemeal Changes to Controversial DNA Collection, Storage Practices

Under the police plan, the NYPD would continue to engage its surreptitious collection initiative, according to the New York Daily News.
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City Council to Examine City’s DNA Collection, Storage Practices

The Legal Aid Society praised the New York City Council for announcing an oversight hearing to finally examine civil rights and privacy concerns, according to the Queens Daily Eagle.
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LAS Calls for Transparency of City DNA Database

Earlier this year, a Freedom of Information Law disclosure revealed that OCME maintains a local DNA index system of at least 82,473 forensic DNA profiles, according to The Appeal.
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LTE: Abolish the NYPD’s Illegal Genetic Stop-and-Frisk Database

The Legal Aid Society and the Innocence Project joined for a letter to the editor in the New York Daily News in response to a recent op-ed from NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill in defense of the City’s rouge DNA database.
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With New DNA Evidence, LAS Reaffirms Fight to Exonerate Client Who Spent 26 Years Incarcerated

The Legal Aid Society called on the Queens District Attorney’s Office to immediately consent to a recently filed vacatur motion regarding the case of Michael Robinson, according to NY1.
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Op-Ed: End the NYPD’s Rogue DNA Database

Innocent New Yorkers have a right to genetic privacy. Terri Rosenblatt, Supervising Attorney of the DNA Unit at The Legal Aid Society, makes the case in the New York Daily News.
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LAS Demands Vacatur for Client Exonerated by DNA Test

Michael Robinson served 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, according to the New York Daily News.
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After Wrongful Arrest, LAS Calls for End to City DNA Index

A Freedom of Information Law disclosure revealed the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner contaminated a DNA sample that lead to the wrongful arrest and prosecution, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Lauds Ruling Against Flawed DNA Software Forensic Statistical Tool

Attorneys are demanding a full review of all cases involving the City’s in-house FST, reports WNYC/Gothamist.
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