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Bill to allow DNA collection at time of arrest passes House

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow DNA samples to be collected upon a felony arrest passed the Indiana House with a 81-16 vote Tuesday. House Bill 1577, if passed into law, would allow for DNA samples to be taken from those who have been arrested, instead of waiting until they […]

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New hope for DNA collection after felony arrest

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Legislators will once again try to pass a law that would allow police to collect DNA from people arrested on a felony charge. Currently Indiana collects DNA samples from convicted felons for use in the DNA database. That law has been in effect for almost 11 years. “Keeping our […]