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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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With New DNA Evidence, LAS Fights to Exonerate Client Who Spent 26 Years Incarcerated

The Legal Aid Society has been working to clear Michael Robinson of a 1993 murder conviction, reports NBC New York.
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NYPD DNA Database Grows by 19,000 Profiles in Just Two Years

The Legal Aid Society worked with The New York Times to shed light on a City database that stores thousands of New Yorkers’ DNA profiles - many individuals who have never even been charged with or convicted of a crime.
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Queens Judge Grants Hearing on Exonerating DNA Evidence After 26 Years of Incarceration

LAS client Michael Robinson has served 26 years for a 1993 murder conviction.
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