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Archive for August, 2008

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Over the next six months the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) will be testing a new DNA collection kit that promises to assist the department in obtaining DNA from firearms left at a crime scene.

The kits, which are called Trigger ID kits, will be carried by approximately 200 officers and will give metropolitan police the ability to swab a gun before it is removed from a crime scene, greatly improving the chances of obtaining DNA evidence. According to the kit’s inventor, Vincent Perez, studies have shown that forensic analysts find DNA on a firearm more often than they find fingerprints, making a case for the usefulness of this new technology. (more…)

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Monday, August 25th, 2008

The state of Colorado is seeking to enact a new preventive DNA law that would require anyone arrested on felony charges to submit a DNA sample to the state, rather than waiting for the suspect to be convicted. Colorado would join a list of approximately a dozen other states that collect DNA samples prior to a conviction. In addition to this proposed law, federal government has legalized the collection of DNA samples at the time of a federal arrest. (more…)

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