House approves bill calling for DNA swabs to be taken from those arrested for felonies

buccal-swab-1INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would allow law enforcement to expand the use of DNA to combat and solve crimes.
Under House Bill 1577, those arrested for a felony would have a DNA profile taken through a cheek swab. The profile would be run through a federal DNA database to help law enforcement with unsolved crimes.
Currently, Indiana law only allows for the swab to be taken after a felony conviction.