After losing their accreditation, the FBI will no longer accept DNA samples data into CODIS.
There is more fallout from the lack of accreditation for the state police forensic lab: The federal DNA data bank is not accepting new Connecticut DNA samples from convicted offenders.
Michael P. Lawlor, chief of criminal justice policy and planning for the state, said
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Within ten minutes of my last post, the Washington State Patrol tweeted the following :
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So while their backlog might be growing, the number DNA CODIS hits are also growing.
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So the Wisconsin DOC was outsmarted by an in-custody prisoner, who had other people donate DNA samples and and fingerprints.
“We have reason to believe that Walter Ellis convinced another inmate to give a DNA sample and an accompanying fingerprint of the other inmate because he did not want to give a sample for reasons
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Currently there are specific rules in place for what DNA profiles can and can not be placed into CODIS (Combined DNA Index System), but I didn’t know that the blood sample taken from all newborn babies are being saved in some states.
It’s only a matter of time before restrictions get loosened up, and every newborn baby’s
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Massachusetts State Police lab collect and store DNA profiles they shouldn’t be allowed to. This is an inherent problem with databases that collect personal information, when there is no oversight. The police can store information they are not supposed to. This case may or may not have been “accidental”, but this laboratory is
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