Virginia bill seeks study on DNA databank expansion

dna-profile-blueALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — A new bill sponsored by Delegate David Toscano and backed by Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding is asking for a study on the effectiveness of increasing the number of misdemeanor crimes that require DNA collection.
“It’s just overwhelming, the lives it saves, the potential rape victims it’s saving. It’s in the hundreds and hundreds, and I just can’t let it go,” said Harding, who was a driving force behind the creation of Virginia’s DNA databank in the 1990s.