A week after a KIRO 7 investigation showed DNA from more than 100 convicted criminals in Seattle was not being tested, Republican and Democratic lawmakers pledged to take action.
“After your initial story, I think some of us got contacted and we realized, wow, we really need to get this fixed,” said Democratic Rep. Tina Orwall, who is the vice chair of the Public Safety Committee. “I’m just grateful you’re shining a light on it.”
Most of the untested DNA samples — collected with judges’ orders for an international DNA database — are from criminals convicted of sexually motivated crimes. Each month the number of untested samples grows.
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