Dakota County begins collection of DNA samples from violent crime suspects

DNA CollectorHASTINGS, Minn. — A county south of the Twin Cities begins collecting DNA samples from people arrested and charged with violent crimes.
Previously an individual had to be convicted before a DNA sample could be collected. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2013 changed that. Beginning Monday, Dakota County will collect DNA from adults and juveniles charged with violent crimes, including murder, manslaughter, assault, robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

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