Baltimore County to stop post-arrest DNA sample collection
I'm glad to see someone knows how to comply with what is now the law. But there are two problems an appeal will have at SCOTUS. There are no exegent circumstances. Even if exegent circumstances are constutionally illegal. The suspect is in jail so there is no risk of flight and there is no danger of the evidence being destroyed. Get a Warrant!Baltimore County police will stop collecting DNA samples when they arrest suspects on violent crime or burglary charges, following a ruling earlier this week from the state's highest court that found the practice unconstitutional.
Police Chief James Johnson said Friday his officer's will halt the practice immediately.
"Our job is public safety, and DNA collection is an invaluable tool for helping us protect citizens from criminals," Johnson said in a statement. "I have serious concerns about this ruling."
I expect Maryland to rise above and lead the way. But on this they are sinking to unconstitutional depths. One area in DNA where Maryland rises above to lead the way. We are the ONLY state that does not allow the use of partial matches. We could catch a whole lot more criminals using partial DNA. Because when we take someones DNA we not only have their DNA. But we also have parts of their families DNA. So we can not only get that person. But also every crook in their family.