N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database. Aug 152019 August 15, 2019 Posted by Dissent Surveillance, U.S. Jan Ransom and Ashley Southall report: New York City detectives questioning a boy facing a felony charge last year offered him a McDonald’s soda. When the boy left, they took the straw and tested it for his DNA. Read more on The New York Times. Related Posts:Wash. considers collecting DNA upon arrestNL: 300 detectives refuse to donate DNA to forensic…New York City Police Photograph Irises of SuspectsYour Stolen Cellphone's Records Are Going Straight…NYC: Thousands of workers to have access to new… Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.