Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

Governor Signs Bills That Help Law Enforcement Build Cases

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana prosecutors participated today in the signing by Governor Eric Holcomb of two bills that are considered essential to law enforcement’s ability to build criminal cases for conviction of wrongdoers.
SEA 322 requires every person arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample. DNA collection is a powerful criminal justice tool that can exonerate the innocent and provide identification of the guilty. A long list of sponsors supported the bill, including Sen. Erin Houchin, Rep. Wendy McNamara, Rep. Patrick Bauer, Sen. Randy Head, Rep. Donna Schaibley and Sen. Jack Sandlin.

Ruling on April Kauffman DNA sample being kept quiet

MAYS LANDING — A decision by Judge Bernard DeLury on whether to order a DNA buccal sample, or cheek swab, be obtained from endocrinologist Dr. James Kauffman in his wife’s murder case is being kept sealed.
The physician was married to radio host and veterans advocate April Kauffman, who was found shot to death in her Linwood home May 10, 2012.