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Weekly Crime Poll: DNA Collection Law

By November 20, 2012

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Last week we reported on a case of DNA collection in Maryland that is under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case involves a Maryland man, Alonzo King, who claims his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches was violated when police collected his DNA during his arrest on assault charges.

In Maryland the police can collect DNA from people they arrest, regardless of if the person is actually convicted of the crime.

Poll: Does collection of DNA, at the time of arrest and before being charged with a crime, violate a citizen's right of privacy?
Related: Federal Appeals Court to Reconsider California DNA-Collection Law

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