Tag: Forensic science

All Colorado felony suspects to be swabbed for DNA

DNA sampling will be a standard part of felony arrests in Colorado starting Oct. 1.

New state law mandates collection of DNA samples

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Colorado law enforcement officials will start swabbing every felony suspect for DNA samples under a new state law that took effect. Oct. 1.

Law enforcement officials hope the DNA sampling  will help prevent  violent crime and assist in solving a number of unsolved crimes in the state. DNA analysis has also been used numerous times in the exoneration of innocent individuals charged with or convicted of crimes.

The law mandates that the “arresting law enforcement agency shall collect the biological substance sample from the arrested person as part of the booking process.” Continue reading “All Colorado felony suspects to be swabbed for DNA”

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