New Federal Law to Help Police Collect DNA of Suspects Upon Arrest

Steve Neavling

A new federal bill will help some states begin collecting DNA from suspects upon arrest, the Associated Press reports.

The money, which will be awarded to select states who apply for a share of the $10 million grants, would be used as start-up funds, the AP wrote.

Perhaps no one more than Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pledged to begin collecting DNA on arrested suspects.

Walker planned to spend $7.2 million on the effort, which would include collecting DNA from anyone arrested for a felony and certain sex offenses. Adults would be subject to DNA collection for an arrest on misdemeanors, the AP writer.


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