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US Supreme Court: Police can collect DNA sample upon arrest

from Reuters

Though the justices were split with a 5-4 vote, the court reversed a decision from last April by Maryland's highest court that overturned the 2010 conviction and life sentence of Alonzo Jay King for a rape committed seven years earlier. The official opinion of the court, penned by Justice Anthony Kennedy, states DNA samples can be taken if police have probable cause to detain a suspect facing charges relating to a serious offense. more

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