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.
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