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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