Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees
2 years ago
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Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.
Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case
4 years ago
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Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case

Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft.
Members of Durham churches offer DNA samples
4 years ago
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Members of Durham churches offer DNA samples

Members of a several churches in Durham have offered DNA samples in case they could become be bone marrow or stem cell donors.
Police: DNA results in murder case aren’t alarming
4 years ago
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Police: DNA results in murder case aren’t alarming

The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them.
New law to collect DNA from suspects
5 years ago
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New law to collect DNA from suspects

Beginning tomorrow, law enforcement in North Carolina can collect DNA from suspects in certain violent felony and misdemeanor arrests. Opponents say it violates privacy rights.
AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs
5 years ago
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AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk to police chiefs from around the state about a new DNA law and fighting prescription drug abuse.
SBI touts DNA database as crime-fighting tool
5 years ago
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SBI touts DNA database as crime-fighting tool

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is touting the effectiveness of its crime-fighting DNA database a month before a significant expansion.