Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Proposed DNA database greatly expands scope of surveillance


India
New Delhi: A new version of a draft law that proposed to set up a national DNA fingerprint database of criminals, including rapists, murderers and kidnappers, plans to substantially expand the type of offenders it covers to include people convicted of drunk driving and adultery.

Cold case hope as police set out to collect 12,000 DNA samples

BBC News
Operation Nutmeg will see officers collect swabs from sex offenders and murderers living in the community.
Criminals are often not on the database if they were convicted before 1994, when sample-taking became routine.

State-of-the-Art Police Facility Brings Fingerprinting, DNA Lab Under One Roof


Maryland
The newly renovated Montgomery County public safety headquarters revealed.

Poland creating DNA database to ID Stalinist regime victims

WARSAW – Poland is setting up a DNA database to help identify individuals killed by the Stalinists who ruled the country six decades ago, its Institute for National Remembrance (IPN) said on Thursday.

Man exonerated by DNA evidence after 15 years on death row

Louisiana
ANGOLA, LA (WAFB) – After spending 15 years in Angola on death row for the murder of his half-cousin, Damon Thibodeaux has been exonerated through DNA testing. He is the 300th person to be released due to this type of evidence and the 18th person who served time on death row who has been freed by DNA.

IntegenX Announces US Launch of the Revolutionary New System of DNA in Law Enforcement and Forensics

IntegenX Inc., a leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology, today announced the commercial availability of its RapidHIT 200 Human DNA Identification System in the U.S. at the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California.

Sorenson Forensics Launches New Cloud-based Database to Simplify Crime Scene Case Management, Archival of DNA Profiles

Sorenson Forensics today announced the launch of its new LEAD (Local Entry Accessible DNA) Database™, a secure, cloud-based service designed for local law enforcement agencies to simplify the archival, search and reference of DNA profiles from crime scene samples. The LEAD Database™ was unveiled during the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in San Diego, Calif.