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New Law Collects DNA from Arrestees

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Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session requiring law enforcement to collect DNA from people arrested in connection with a felony. That law went into effect on January first.

The DNA, which is collected with a cotton swab from the inside of a person’s mouth, is then entered into a federal database.

In this feature report, WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Executive Director David Powell, and Katie Blair with the Indiana Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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