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Wareham Police Chief Gives DNA Ruling Thumbs Up

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In what some are calling a vagueley defined ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has stated it’s completely legal for police officers to take DNA samples from serious arrests.

Under the ruling, officers will be able to swab the inside of the mouth of a suspect to collect a DNA sample, and then archive the sample into a database.

Wareham Police Chief Richard Stanley tells WBSM News it’s just another crime fighting tool.

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Chief Stanley says the DNA collection would just be an added step to the booking process, which traditionally includes fingerprinting and a mugshot.

Stanley hopes many more cold cases will be solved as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

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