Crime commission discuss collection of DNA evidence in sexual assaults, cigarette trafficking

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) — Today inside the General Assembly, the Virginia State Crime Commission took up several issues, including the collection of forensics in sex crimes and illegal cigarette trafficking.
The commission heard concerns surrounding the collection of DNA evidence in sexual assault cases. Senate Bill 205 was first introduced this year during the General Assembly’s regular session but was unresolved, eventually making its way in front of the crime commission.