ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Forensic tests made public Wednesday show that George Zimmerman’s was the only DNA that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Daily Archives: September 19, 2012
MADISON (WSAU) Convicted felons would not be the only ones to give their D-N-A to law enforcement, under a new proposal from the state Justice Department that could be tucked into next year’s budget. In April Governor Scott Walker asked the department for a plan to make those arrested for serious felonies and sex offenses provide their D-N-A to a national police database which helps solve crimes. But the budget proposal is much more expansive. It would take D-N-A samples from those arrested for any felonies and certain misdemeanors – plus all adults convicted of misdemeanors.
It’s history being made — the FBI just this month took acceptance of its first-ever “Rapid DNA” equipment for near-instant DNA analysis in the field. But use of this DNA analysis-in-a-box, which can be carried around and connected to the Internet, may be slowed because current law never envisioned such analysis being done for law-enforcement purposes outside an accredited lab.