Mandatory DNA samples to accompany felony arrests in N.M.

Katie's Law goes into effect July 1

by Milan Simonich
El Paso Times

SANTA FE, N.M. — Police will collect DNA samples from everybody arrested in a felony in New Mexico starting July 1.

The bill, called Katie's Law, expands an existing statute that required DNA collections in certain felonies, mostly crimes of violence.

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