ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.…
A recently developed DNA tool has already led to a murder charge in Maryland. Police think it will be useful in investigations to come.
DNA evidence can free a man from death row, but some local law enforcement agencies aren’t following state rules on DNA evidence reporting.
With the cost of DNA sequencing dropping rapidly, hundreds of thousands of Americans are taking in-home genetic tests to learn their risk of developing certain diseases. But Maryland residents have largely missed out on the opportunity.
WASHINGTON. — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide a Maryland case involving the police and their right to take DNA samples following an arrest.
Students from throughout the metropolitan Washington area tried their hand at solving crime and found it’s much different than what’s portrayed by television crime scene investigators.
At least three issues before the Supreme Court this term could have an impact on Maryland law.