Posts Tagged: DNA

Burglary Cases Dismissed Due to Denver Police DNA Errors

In November, the Denver Police Department discovered that multiple DNA samples were scrambled, matching DNA samples to the wrong burglary cases.  This error caused prosecutors to dismiss four burglary cases.  Officials for Denver Police say the error was due to faulty instructions from the manufacturer of the DNA matching machine.  In June of 2011, the… Read more »

Benefit of DNA Collection?

Earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for law enforcement to collect DNA samples from people arrested for a felony. The decision was a close decision with a 5-4 split among the justices. Opponents of laws allowing for collection of DNA samples argue that such collection is in violation of the… Read more »