Sudhin Thanawala reports:
A California appeals court struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.
The 1st District Court of Appeal said Wednesday that the state Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search and seizure prohibited the DNA collection using a cheek swab. The law was approved by voters in 2004.
“We conclude that the DNA Act … unreasonably intrudes on such arrestees’ expectation of privacy,” Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline said in a 3-0 ruling.
Read more on Denver Post.
You can access the court’s opinion in People v. Buza here (pdf)