The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to maintain a much-debated state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees without a warrant.
After being challenged as unconstitutional, Maryland’s DNA collection law is now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chief Justice John Roberts says the Supreme Court will probably consider and may reverse a Maryland case that blocked police from collecting DNA samples from people arrested for certain crimes.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is allowing police in Maryland to resume collecting DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes.
A major court decision could change the way police catch criminals in Maryland. It’s a ruling that’s sparking outrage among public safety officials.
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday he believes there are strong grounds to appeal a ruling by Maryland’s highest court that struck down a part of a state law allowing police to collect DNA from people charged with a violent crime, burglary or attempts to commit those crimes.