San Francisco police use victims’ DNA against them in investigations

Weeks after the San Francisco Police Department vowed to stop using victim DNA samples to identify suspects in crimes, the department’s internal records show officers can continue to do just that – but won’t be as transparent about how they found the DNA.

The revelation comes as state officials, including the California Attorney General’s Office, said last week that no police departments should use victim DNA profiles to name them as suspects and that action could be taken against the San Francisco department if they continue to do so.






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