San Diego Police Circumvent Law Limiting DNA Collection from Minors

In 2004, California passed a state law that limited when law enforcement can collect DNA samples from juveniles—if and only if the youth has been convicted of a felony or is required to register as a sex offender. However, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) has circumvented the state law my maintaining its own DNA database and getting signed consents from minors. Read more.