Md. police stop taking DNA from suspects
In light of a court ruling, will no longer be collecting DNA
By Ben Weathers
Maryland, Anne Arundel County and Annapolis police departments have announced they will no longer be collecting DNA samples from those arrested for violent crimes.
The Court of Appeals voted 5-2 to overturn the rape conviction and life sentence of Alonzo Jay King Jr. The court determined that King's Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches was violated when Wicomico County police collected a sample of his DNA following his 2009 arrest on other charges.
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